James E. Prieger is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. He received his PhD in economics in 1999 from the University of California, Berkeley. His current research includes investigation of tobacco taxation and illicit markets for tobacco, and how e-cigarettes interact with such unintended consequences of regulation.
He has written for scholarly journals on a diverse array of policy topics such as the link between law enforcement and violence in illicit markets; the impact of telecommunications regulation on innovation; broadband deployment and the digital divide; cell phone usage and traffic accidents; the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on retail firms; entrepreneurship and economic growth; and the determinants of civic engagement. His research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Economics and Business, Southern Economic Journal, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, and Journal of Regulatory Economics.