Phillip W. Magness works at the Independent Institute. He was formerly the Senior Research Faculty and F.A. Hayek Chair in Economics and Economic History at the American Institute for Economic Research. He holds a PhD and MPP from George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, and a BA from the University of St. Thomas (Houston). Prior to joining AIER, Dr. Magness spent over a decade teaching public policy, economics, and international trade at institutions including American University, George Mason University, and Berry College. Magness’s work encompasses the economic history of the United States and Atlantic world, with specializations in the economic dimensions of slavery and racial discrimination, the history of taxation, and measurements of economic inequality over time. He also maintains an active research interest in higher education policy and the history of economic thought. His work has appeared in scholarly outlets including the Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal, Economic Inquiry, and the Journal of Business Ethics. In addition to his scholarship, Magness’s popular writings have appeared in numerous venues including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Newsweek, Politico, Reason, National Review, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Research Publications by Phillip W. Magness

Title: Alexander Hamilton as Immigrant: Musical Mythology Meets Federalist Reality

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: Independent Review, 2017

Title: Between Evidence, Rumor, and Perception: Marshal Lamon and the” Plot” to Arrest Chief Justice Taney

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: Journal of Supreme Court History 42 (2), 133-153, 2017

Title: Buchanan the Evil Genius

Authors: A Carden, P Magness

Publication: Regulation 40, 60, 2017

Title: Democracy in Chains and Methods of History

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: Cato Institute, 2017

Title: Here’s the Best Way to Limit the Risk of ‘Widespread’Hurricane Damage

Authors: B Powell, P Magness

Publication: CNBC, 2017