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: The Economic Eugenicism of John Maynard Keynes

Authors: SJ Hernandez, PW Magness

Publication: Journal of Markets and Morality, 2017

Title: Trends and levels of income inequality in Wisconsin, 1919–1941: The effect of using different data sources

Authors: V Geloso, P Magness

Publication: SSRN: https://ssrn. com/abstract 2968587, 2017

Title: What Did James Buchanan Actually Believe about Segregation?

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: Phillip W. Magness: US History and Political History, 2017

Title: What is Classical Liberal History

Authors: PWM Michael J. Douma


Title: What is Classical Liberal History?

Authors: J Bean, DT Beito, M Brown, M Bunyk, LT Ealy, H Eicholz, A Garín, ...

Publication: Lexington Books, 2017