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Senior Research Faculty / Interim Research and Education Director

Phillip W. Magness is Senior Research Faculty and Interim Research and Education Director 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 active research interest in higher education policy and the history of economic thought. 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.

 

 

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Articles by Phillip W. Magness

Harvard Finally Stands Up to Academic Duplicity

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – February 25, 2020

The Academic Truce Has Crumbled

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – January 21, 2020

The Academic Voldemort Principle

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – January 13, 2020

The Soviet Economy Was Not Growing; It Was Dying

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – January 10, 2020

The 1619 Project Debate: A Bibliography

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – January 3, 2020

My Most Notable Articles of 2019

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – December 26, 2019

Fact Checking the 1619 Project and Its Critics

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – December 23, 2019

How Many People Must Die to Fix the Planet?

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – November 18, 2019
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