William F. Shughart II, J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University is Senior Editor and Director of Koch Scholars at The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. Professor Shughart also serves as Research Director and Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, and is a past President of the Southern Economic Association.
A former economist at the Federal Trade Commission, Professor Shughart received his PhD in economics from Texas A & M University, and has taught at George Mason University, Clemson University, University of Mississippi, and the University of Arizona.
Professor Shughart is Editor-in-Chief of Public Choice. His books include Taxing Choice: The Predatory Politics of Fiscal Discrimination; The Elgar Companion to Public Choice (ed. with L. Razzolini); The Organization of Industry; Antitrust Policy and Interest-Group Politics; Modern Managerial Economics (with W. Chappell and R. Cottle); Policy Challenges and Political Responses: Public Choice Perspectives on the Post-9/11 World (ed. with R. Tollison); The Political Economy of the New Deal (with J. Couch); The Causes and Consequences of Antitrust (ed. with F. McChesney); The Economics of Budget Deficits (ed. with C. Rowley and R. Tollison); The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition (ed. with M. Reksulak and L. Razzolini); The Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics (ed. with C. Thomas).
A contributor to numerous other books, Professor Shughart is the author of more than 100 articles for scholarly journals and his popular articles have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Oklahoman, San Francisco Chronicle, Investor’s Business Daily, San Jose Mercury News, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Examiner, Kansas City Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Clarion-Ledger, Vision Hispana, National Post, Providence Journal, and many other publications.