James D. Gwartney is professor of economics and policy sciences at Florida State University. He is an expert on such economic issues as taxation, labor policy, and the economic analysis of government. He is coauthor of What Everyone Should Know about Economics and Prosperity, Economics: Public and Private Choice, and Economic Freedom of the World.

More from James D. Gwartney


Freedom Is Key to Prosperity

Philadelphia Inquirer. September 18, 2012.

Economic Freedom of the World: Lessons for the U.S.

Huffington Post. September 25, 2011.

Declining Economic Freedom

Washington Times. October 7, 2010.

Cato Studies

The Path to Development: When Does the Legal Environment Become Critical?

Economic Development Bulletin No. 7. April 10, 2006.