Peter Calcagno is Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston, and Directs of the Center for Public Choice; Market Process, an undergraduate free market center. His areas of research are applied microeconomics, public choice and political economy. He is the Treasurer of the Public Choice Society, a Voting Member of AIER, a Board Member of the Classical Liberals in the Carolinas, and has served on the board of the APEE. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters, and the editor of Unleashing Capitalism: A Prescription for Economic Prosperity in South Carolina. He earned his B.S. in Economics and History from Hillsdale College and Ph.D. from Auburn University.