D.W. MacKenzie earned a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Dr MacKenzie studied under distinguished free-market economists, most notably James Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, Roger Garrison, and Tyler Cowen. He has taught economics for over twenty years, at Kean University, Ramapo College, SUNY Plattsburgh, Ohio Northern University, and presently at Carroll College. Dr MacKenzie has over 100 publications, the first of which came out in The Freeman in 2002. He conducts research in several academic fields: capital investment in alternative economic systems, trade cycles and employment, and modern economic history. Dr MacKenzie resides in Helena, Montana.