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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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emancipation

How Capitalist-Abolitionists Fought Slavery

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – August 19, 2019
Lincoln-Marx

Was Lincoln Really Into Marx?

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – July 30, 2019
oldbooks

The Secret to AIER Publishing

Chloe AnagnosChloe Anagnos – July 15, 2019
MoneyCash

How Universities Misuse Donor Dollars

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – July 11, 2019

A Wealth Tax on the Rich Won’t End Deficits

Phil MagnessPhillip W. Magness – July 3, 2019
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