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: Benjamin Butler’s Colonization Testimony Reevaluated

Authors: PW Magness

Publication: journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 29 (1), 1-28, 2008

Title: Changing Relationships with Governments in the US: Balancing Quality Concerns with the Desire for Intellectual Independence in the University

Authors: PWM A. Lee Fritschler, Paul Weissburg

Publication: Essays on Supportive Peer Review, 242-257, 2008

Title: Growing government Demands for Accountability vs. Independence in the University

Authors: PWM A. Lee Fritschler, Paul Weissburg

Publication: Liberal Education 94 (4), 2008

Title: Tariffs and the American Civil War

Authors: PW Magness, WW Freehling, PW Magness

Publication: Historical Review 49 (4), 609-29, 1944