Contributors

Emma Ashford is a research fellow at the Cato Institute.

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author of The Korean Conundrum.

Adam Bates is a policy analyst with Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice.

Jason Bedrick, a former analyst in the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, is director for state programs for EdChoice.

David Boaz is executive vice president of the Cato Institute, author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, and editor of The Libertarian Reader.

Ike Brannon is a visiting fellow at the Cato Institute.

Trevor Burrus is a research fellow in the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies and managing editor of the Cato Supreme Court Review.

Mark A. Calabria is director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute.

Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies, coeditor of Replacing Obamacare: The Cato Institute on Health Care Reform, and coauthor of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

Ted Galen Carpenter is a senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute and author of Smart Power: Toward a Prudent Foreign Policy for America.

Chris Edwards is director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute, editor of DownsizingGovernment.org, and coauthor of Global Tax Revolution: The Rise of Tax Competition and the Battle to Defend It.

Matthew Feeney is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute.

Thomas Firey is managing editor of the Cato Institute’s magazine Regulation.

Benjamin H. Friedman is a research fellow in defense and homeland security studies at the Cato Institute.

Eric Gomez is a policy analyst for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute.

Jim Harper, a former senior fellow at the Cato Institute, is a vice president at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, author of Identity Crisis: How Identification Is Overused and Misunderstood, and coeditor of Terrorizing Ourselves: How U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It.

Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute and author of The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power.

Juan Carlos Hidalgo is a policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.

Daniel J. Ikenson is director of Cato’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies and coauthor of Antidumping Exposed: The Devilish Details of Unfair Trade Law.

Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger is assistant director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute and coauthor of Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything.

Thaya Brook Knight is associate director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute.

David B. Kopel is research director at the Independence Institute, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and author of The Truth about Gun Control.

Robert A. Levy is chairman of the Cato Institute. He served as co-counsel in District of Columbia v. Heller, the successful Supreme Court challenge to Washington, D.C.’s gun ban.

Brink Lindsey is vice president for research at the Cato Institute, author of Human Capitalism: How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter — and More Unequal, and editor of Reviving Economic Growth: Policy Proposals from 51 Leading Experts and Understanding the Growth Slowdown.

Tim Lynch is director of the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice and editor of In the Name of Justice: Leading Experts Reexamine the Classic Article “The Aims of the Criminal Law” and After Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century.

Neal McCluskey is director of Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom and author of Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples, and Compromises American Education.

Patrick J. Michaels is director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute and coauthor of Lukewarming: The New Climate Science That Changes Everything.

Jeffrey Miron is director of economic studies at the Cato Institute, director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, and author of Libertarianism from A to Z.

Daniel J. Mitchell is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and coauthor of Global Tax Revolution: The Rise of Tax Competition and the Battle to Defend It.

Mark Moller, the former editor of the Cato Supreme Court Review, is an associate professor of law at DePaul College of Law.

John Mueller is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, author of Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats and Why We Believe Them, coauthor of Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism, and coeditor of A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security.

Alex Nowrasteh is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is the coauthor of the booklet Open Immigration: Yea and Nay.

Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies and author of The Rule of Lawyers, The Excuse Factory, The Litigation Explosion, and most recently Schools for Misrule.

Randal O’Toole is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author of Reforming the Forest Service, The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths, The Best-Laid Plans, and American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership.

Tom G. Palmer is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Network, author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice, and editor of The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won’t Tell You and Self-Control or State Control? You Decide.

Roger Pilon is vice president for legal affairs and director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute.

Christopher Preble is vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, author of The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free, and coeditor of A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security and Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It.

Sheldon Richman is executive editor of The Libertarian Institute.

John Samples is vice president and publisher at the Cato Institute and author of The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History and The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform.

Julian Sanchez is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.

George Selgin is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute and author of The Theory of Free Banking and most recently Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775–1821.

Bradford Stapleton is a research fellow in defense and foreign policy at the Cato Institute.

Michael D. Tanner is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, author of Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis and The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in Civil Society, and coauthor of A New Deal for Social Security.

A. Trevor Thrall is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, professor of international security at George Mason University, and coeditor of American Foreign Policy and the Politics of Fear: Threat Inflation since 9/11.

Marian L. Tupy is the editor of HumanProgress.org and a senior policy analyst at Cato’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.

Ian Vásquez is director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, coauthor of The Human Freedom Index, and editor of Global Fortune: The Stumble and Rise of World Capitalism.

Peter Van Doren is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, editor of the quarterly journal Regulation, and author of Chemicals, Cancer, and Choices; Risk Reduction through Markets.