William F. Shughart II

William F. Shughart II is Research Director and Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute, the J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice at Utah State University, and past president of the Southern Economic Association. A former economist at the Federal Trade Commission, Professor Shughart received his Ph.D. in economics from Texas A&M University, and he has taught at George Mason University, Clemson University, the University of Mississippi and the University of Arizona.

Professor Shughart is editor-in-chief of Public Choice and the author or editor of 12 books, including two editions of The Elgar Companion to Public ChoiceAntitrust Policy and Interest-Group Politics; The Political Economy of the New Deal, The Causes and Consequences of Antitrust and The Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics.

Professor Shughart is the author of more than 140 articles for scholarly journals and his 300+ popular articles have appeared in the Wall Street JournalLos Angeles TimesOklahomanSan Francisco ChronicleInvestor’s Business DailySan Jose Mercury NewsPhiladelphia InquirerSan Francisco ExaminerKansas City StarPittsburgh Post-GazetteWashington Times, Detroit Free PressClarion-LedgerVision HispanaNational PostProvidence Journal and many other publications.