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: Irreplicable Wealth Inequality in the UK

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: URL: http://philmagness. com, 2015

Title: Leonard P. Liggio: man of peace

Authors: M Zupan, PW Magness

Publication: The Independent Review 20 (1), 121-126, 2015


Authors: PW Magness, RP Murphy, S Ammous, E Phelps, M Krause, BL Benson, ...

Publication: Journal of Private Enterprise, 2015

Title: The American system and the political economy of black colonization

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: Journal of the History of Economic Thought 37 (2), 187-202, 2015


Authors: PW Magness

Publication: History News Network, 2014

Title: Lincoln and McClellan at War

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: The North Carolina Historical Review 91 (1), 110-111, 2014