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: Market-based measurement for school achievement

Authors: P Magness, CW Surprenant

Publication: Journal of Markets & Morality 22 (1), 2019

Title: Racial Determinism and Immigration in the Works of Ludwig von Mises

Authors: P Magness

Publication: Available at SSRN 3490778, 2019

Title: Realistic Solutions to Big College Problems: Overhauling the Higher Education Act

Authors: R Scott, PW Magness, RK Vedder, T Zywicki, N McCluskey

Publication: Cato Institute, 2019

Title: School vouchers, segregation, and consumer sovereignty

Authors: P Magness, CW Surprenant

Publication: Journal of School Choice 13 (3), 410-434, 2019

Title: Social justice, public goods, and rent seeking in narratives

Authors: VJ Geloso, PW Magness

Publication: The Independent Review 24 (1), 37-48, 2019

Title: The Best of Karl Marx

Authors: K Marx, P Magness