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James D. Gwartney

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

James D. Gwartney holds the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University, where he directs the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education. He is the coauthor of Economics: Private and Public Choice, 13th edition (Cengage South-Western Press, 2010) and an economics primer, Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity, 2nd edition (St. Martin’s Press, 2010). He is also the coauthor of the annual report Economic Freedom of the World, which provides information on the consistency of institutions and policies with economic freedom for 141 countries. During 1999-2000, Gwartney served as chief economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the U. S. Congress. He was invited by Russia’s Putin administration to make presentations and have discussions with leading Russian economists in March 2000 about the future of the Russian economy. In 2004 he received the Adam Smith Award of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He has also been president of the Southern Economic Association. Dr. Gwartney’s publications have appeared in scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, and Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. His email is