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: Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President. The North’s Civil War

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: The Journal of Southern History 82 (3), 679-681, 2016

Title: For-Profit Universities and the Roots of Adjunctification in US Higher Education

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: Liberal Education 102 (2), 2016

Title: Lincoln’s Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: The North Carolina Historical Review 93 (4), 414-416, 2016

Title: Alexander Hamilton’s Exaggerated Abolitionism

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: History News Network, 2015

Title: Anti-Piketty: vive le capital au XXIe siècle!

Authors: D Acemoglu, D Boudreaux, JP Delsol, James A.. Dorn, N Eberstadt, ...

Publication: Libréchange les éditions, 2015