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Education
Ph.D. - 1974, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
M.A. - 1972, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
B.S. - 1970, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sample Publications

2014: "Preference Formation, Choice Sets, and the Creative Destruction of Preferences," The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 55-74, J.R. Clark, Russell S. Sobel.

2014: "A Presidential Tribute to James M. Buchanan," Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 80, No. 4, pp. 905-911, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2013: "The Problem with the Holdout Problem," Review of Law & Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 151-167, J.R. Clark, Edward J. Lopez.

2013: "The Impact of The Calculus of Consent," Public Choice, Past and Present: The Legacy of James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, edited by Dwight R. Lee, New York: Springer, pp. 1-15, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee. 

2013: "Battling the Forces of Darkness: How Can Economic Freedom Be Effectively Taught in the Pre-College Curriculum?" The Journal of Private Enterprise,  Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 87-100, J.R. Clark, Ashley S. Harrison, Mark C. Schug.

2013: "An Extension of the Tiebout Hypothesis of Voting with One's Feet," Applied Economics, Vol. 45, No. 32, pp. 4575-4583, J.R. Clark, Richard J. Cebula.

2013: "The Impact of Economic Freedom on Per Capita Real GDP: A Study of OECD Nations," The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 34-41, J.R. Clark, Richard J. Cebula, Franklin G. Mixon, Jr.

2013: "Sweatshop Working Conditions and Employee Welfare: Say It Ain't Sew," Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 343-357, J.R. Clark, Benjamin Powell.

2013: "Market Failures, Government Solutions, and Moral Perceptions," Cato Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 287-297, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2012: "An Economic Analysis of the Effects of Fair-Trade with Rumination on the Popularity of Economists," Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Vol. 28, No. 2-3, 2010 (published 2012), pp. 133-145, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2012: "Beyond Kelly Green Golf Shoes: Evaluating the Demand for Scholarship of Fee-Market and Mainstream Economists," The American Journal of Economics & Sociology, Vol. 71, No. 5, pp. 1169-1184, J. R. Clark, Jennifer Miller-Wilford, Edward Peter Stringham.

2012: "Lessons from the Experience of OEDC Nations on Macroeconomic Growth and Economic Freedom, 2004-2008," International Review of Economics, Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 231-243, J.R. Clark, Richard J. Cebula.

2012: "Just Wait Until It's Free," The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Vol. 62, No. 6, pp.11-16,  J. R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2012: "The Future of Free Enterprise Leadership in Academe: A Survey," The Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 121-143, J.R. Clark, Ashley S. Harrison, and Bradley K. Hobbs.

2012: "All We Know That May Be So in Economic Education," Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 1-8, J.R. Clark, Mark C. Schug, Ashley S. Harrison.

2011: "Migration, Economic Freedom, and Personal Freedom: An Empirical Analysis," The Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 43-62,  J.R. Clark, Richard J. Cebula.

2011: "Market Failure Isn't Full Story," Investor's Business Daily, December 8, 2011, Vol. 28, No. 169, p. A13, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2011: "Shrinking Leviathan: Can the Interaction Between Interests and Ideology Slice Both Ways?" The Independent Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 221-36, J. R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2011: “The Impact of Economic Growth, Tax Policy and Economic Freedom on Income Inequality,” Economic Freedom: Causes and Consequences, edited by Joshua C. Hall, Robert A. Lawson, New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 121-7, J. R. Clark, Robert A. Lawson.

2011: “The Current Status of Free Enterprise Chairs and Professorships in Academe,” The Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 15-46, J.R. Clark, Ashley S. Harrison, Bradley K. Hobbs.

2011: “Morality of Markets: Classroom and Conscience,” Teaching Economics in Troubled Times: Theory and Practice for Secondary Social Studies, edited by Mark C. Schug, William C. Wood, New York: Routledge, pp. 79-94, J.R. Clark, Mark C. Schug.

2011: "Markets and Morality," Cato Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp.  1-25,  J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2010: "Internalizing Externalities Through Private Zoning: The Case of Walt Disney Company's Celebration, Florida,"  Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 96-103, J.R. Clark, Edward P. Stringham, Jennifer K. Miller.

2010: “Examining the Hayek-Friedman Hypothesis on Economic and Political Freedom,” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 74, No. 3,  pp. 230-239, J.R. Clark, Robert A. Lawson.

2009: “Suppressing Liberty, Censoring Information, Wasting Resources, and Calling It Good for the Environment,” Social Philosophy and Policy, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 272-295, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2009: “Recent Trends and New Evidence in Economics and Finance Education,”  Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-10, J.R. Clark, Mark C. Schug, Ashley S. Harrison.

2009: “Are High School Economics Teachers the Same as Other Social Studies Teachers: The Results of a National Survey,” Social Education, Vol. 73, No. 2, pp. 71-75, J.R. Clark, Mark C. Schug, David A. Dieterle.

2008: “Censoring and Destroying Information in the Information Age,” Cato Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 421-434, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2008: “The Impact of Economic Growth, Tax Policy and Economic Freedom on Income Inequality,” The Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. XXIV, No. 1, pp. 23-31, J.R. Clark, Robert A. Lawson.

2008: “Are Regulations the Answer for Emerging Stock Markets? Evidence from the Czech Republic and Poland,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 541-566, J.R. Clark, Edward P. Stringham, Peter Boettke.

2008: “Government Transfers and Inequality: An Anatomy of Political Failure,” Journal of Public Finance and Management, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 265-301, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2007: “Economic Freedom, Entrepreneurship, Migration, and Economic Growth,” The Clarion Business and Economic Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 10-23, J.R. Clark, Dennis Pearson.

2007: “To Whom Does Wealth Belong? An Economic Perspective,” Journal of Lutheran Ethics, Vol. 7, No. 9, J.R. Clark, Robert A. Lawson.

2007: “Freedom, Barriers to Entry, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Progress,” Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 221-226, J.R. Clark, Russell S. Sobel, Dwight R. Lee.

2006: “Response to Kurt Rothschild's Remarks on the Clark, Tullock, and Levy Article,” Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4, p. 495, J.R. Clark, Gordon Tullock.

2006: “The Poverty of Politics: How Income Redistribution Hurts the Poor,” Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 47-62, J.R. Clark, Gordon Tullock, Leon S. Levy.

2006: “The Politics of Poverty and the Poverty of Politics,” The Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. XXII, No. 1, pp. 84-106, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2006: "Workers Should Want to Pay More for Social Security," Economic Inquiry, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 753-758, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2006: "The Poverty of Politics: How Income Redistribution Hurts the Poor," Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 47-62, J.R. Clark, Godron Tullock, Leon S. Levy. *"Reply to Kurt Rothschild," Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 495-496, J.R. Clark, Gordon Tullock.

2006: "Expressive Voting: How Special Interest Enlist Their Victims as Political Allies," Beyond Conventional Economics, edited by Guiseppe Eusepi, Alan Hamlin, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., pp.17-32, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2006: "Freedom, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Progress," The Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 15, No.1, pp. 1-17, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2005: "Economic Freedom of the World, 2002," The Independent Review, Vol. IX, No. 4, pp. 578-593, J.R. Clark, Robert A. Lawson, James Gwartney.

2005: "Leadership, Prisoners' Dilemmas, and Politics," Cato Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 379-397, J.R. Clark. Dwight R. Lee.

2005: "The Increasing Difficulty of Reversing Government Growth," The Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Rome, Italy, Vol. 21, 2003-2/3, pp. 153 - 156, actual publication date, May 2005, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2004: "Global Warming and Its Dangers," The Independent Review, Vol. VIII, No. 4,  J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2003: "Trust in Government as a Constitutional Consequence," The Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 1 - 21, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2003: "Regulating Government," The Encyclopedia of Public Choice, edited by Charles K. Rowley, Friedrich Schneider, Norwell, Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 482 - 484,  J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2002: "The Nobel Lie: An Argument for Constitutional Constraints," Methods and Morals in Constitutional Economics: Essays in Honor of James M. Buchanan, edited by Geoffrey Brennan, Hartmut Kliemt, Robert Tollison, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 196 - 212. J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2001: "Is Trust in Government Compatible with Trustworthy Government," The Elgar Companion to PUBLIC CHOICE, edited by by William F. Shughart II, Laura Razzolini, Northhampton, Massachusetts: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, pp. 479 - 493,  J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

2001: "Economics for the Heart and the Head," International Journal of Social Education, Vol. 16, pp. 45-54, J.R. Clark, Mark Schug.

2001: "The Optimal Trust in Government," Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 19-34, J.R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee.

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Economic Association
Southern Economic Association 1979-present, Secretary/Treasurer, 2005-present
Midwest Economic Association
Eastern Economic Association, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Editorial Board, Finance Committee and Editorial Board, Finance Committee
Western Economic Association Chairman, Selection Committee for Distinguished Teaching Award
Association of Private Enterprise Education, 1987-present, Board of Directors, Vice President, President, Secretary/Treasurer, 1990-present
The Mont Pélerin Society, 1996 - present, Board of Directors, Vice President, Treasurer, 2014-present
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Board of Trustees, 1999 to present
The Palmer R. Chitester Fund, Board of Directors
The William B. Cockroft Foundation, Board of Directors
The Southern Business and Economic Journal, Editorial Review Board
Journal of Economic Education, Editorial Review Board
The Journal of Private Enterprise, Managing Editor
Southern Economic Journal, Business Editor
Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Co-Editor of Economics

Honors and Awards
John Templeton Prize

Best Article published in The Journal of Private Enterprise

Distinguished Scholar Award, The Association of Private Enterprise Education 

Kent-Aronoff Distinguished Service Award, The Association of Private Enterprise Education 

Outstanding Research Award, The University of Tennessee at Martin 

Freedoms Foundation Leavey Awards Jury 

 

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