– Professor of Economics, Florida State University
James D. Gwartney is a Professor of Economics at Florida State University, where he holds the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar Chair. He is the coauthor of Economics: Private and Public Choice, (cengage South-Western Press, 2017), a widely used principles of economics text now in its 16th edition and an economics primer, Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity (St. Martin’s Press, 2016). His publications have appeared in scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, Kyklos, and Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. During 1999-2000, he served as Chief Economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the U. S. Congress. He is a past President of the Southern Economic Association and the Association of Private Enterprise Education. His Ph.D. in economics is from the University of Washington.