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 Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, and elsewhere.