Harwood Economic Review

Winter 2021

Table of Contents

AIER Hosts Top Epidemiologists Authors of the Great Barrington Declaration
AIER Staff

If I Ruled the World: A Dangerous Dream
Richard M. Ebeling

Professor Sunetra Gupta on the Perils of Disease Modelling
AIER Staff

Why So Gullible About Government in the Face of Covid-19?
Donald J. Boudreaux

Who Deserves Your Trust in the COVID Debate?
Stacey Rudin

Climate Catastrophism and a Sensible Environmentalism
Joakim Book 

The Return of the Flagellants
Jeffrey A. Tucker

The Year of Disguises
Roger W. Koops

Lockdowners Speak with Privilege, and Contempt for the Poor and Working Class
Jenin Younes

The Devastating Economic Impact of Covid-19 Shutdowns
Peter C. Earle and Amelia Janaskie

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AIER Staff

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Richard M. Ebeling

Richard M. Ebeling

Richard M. Ebeling, an AIER Senior Fellow, is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Ebeling lived on AIER’s campus from 2008 to 2009.

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Jeffrey A. Tucker

Jeffrey A. Tucker is an independent editorial consultant who served as Editorial Director for the American Institute for Economic Research. He is the author of many thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press and eight books in 5 languages, most recently Liberty or Lockdown. He is also the editor of The Best of Mises. He speaks widely on topics of economics, technology, social philosophy, and culture.

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Donald J. Boudreaux

Donald J. Boudreaux

Donald J. Boudreaux is a senior fellow with American Institute for Economic Research and with the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; a Mercatus Center Board Member; and a professor of economics and former economics-department chair at George Mason University. He is the author of the books The Essential Hayek, Globalization, Hypocrites and Half-Wits, and his articles appear in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, US News & World Report as well as numerous scholarly journals. He writes a blog called Cafe Hayek and a regular column on economics for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Boudreaux earned a PhD in economics from Auburn University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

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Peter C. Earle

Peter C. Earle

Peter C. Earle is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2018 and prior to that spent over 20 years as a trader and analyst in global financial markets on Wall Street.

His research focuses on financial markets, monetary issues, and economic history. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, NPR, and in numerous other publications.

Pete holds an MA in Applied Economics from American University, an MBA (Finance), and a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Follow him on Twitter.

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Roger W. Koops

Roger W. Koops

Roger W. Koops holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Riverside as well as Master and Bachelor degrees from Western Washington University.  He worked in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry for over 25 years.

Before retiring in 2017, he spent 12 years as a Consultant focused on Quality Assurance/Control and issues related to Regulatory Compliance.

He has authored or co-authored several papers in the areas of pharmaceutical technology and chemistry.

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Stacey Rudin

Stacey Rudin

Stacey Rudin is a writer and former litigator. She lives in Short Hills, New Jersey. Read more from Stacey Rudin on Medium.

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Joakim Book

Joakim Book

Joakim Book is a writer, researcher and editor on all things money, finance and financial history. He holds a masters degree from the University of Oxford and has been a visiting scholar at the American Institute for Economic Research in 2018 and 2019.

His work has been featured in the Financial Times, FT Alphaville, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Svenska Dagbladet, Zero Hedge, The Property Chronicle and many other outlets. He is a regular contributor and co-founder of the Swedish liberty site Cospaia.se, and a frequent writer at CapXNotesOnLiberty, and HumanProgress.org.

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Jenin Younes

Jenin Younes

Jenin Younes is a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law.

Jenin currently works as an appellate public defender in New York City.

She enjoys running, restaurants, and reading in her free time.

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Amelia Janaskie

Amelia Janaskie

Amelia Janaskie is a Research Associate at the American Institute for Economic Research.

She graduated from the College of Charleston Honors College in May 2020 with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in English.

During her time in college, she was a member of the Market Process Scholars with the Center for Public Choice and Market Process.

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