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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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How Many People Must Die to Fix the Planet?

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – November 18, 2019

The Times’s Editorial Page Lies with Statistics

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – November 14, 2019

Equality / Inequality Issue

Edward Peter StringhamEdward Peter Stringham – October 18, 2019

The Big Fib about the Rich and Taxes

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – October 17, 2019

Introduction to The Best of Karl Marx

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – October 14, 2019

Even Swedish Socialism was Violent

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – September 18, 2019
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