Dr. Todd Nesbit is an assistant professor of economics and assistant director of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at West Virginia University in 2005 and dual B.A.s in economics and mathematics from Capital University in 2001. His primary research interests include public economics and sports economics. Much of Dr. Nesbit’s research has focused on excise taxation and the secondary and unintended effects of public policy. In addition to his peer-reviewed academic journal publications, Dr. Nesbit is a co-editor of For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century. Dr. Nesbit is a member of the Executive Board for the Association of Private Enterprise Education, is on the Board of Scholars at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University.