William F. Shughart II

Senior Editor, Director of Koch Scholars



William F. Shughart II, J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University is Senior Editor and Director of Koch Scholars at The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. Professor Shughart also serves as Research Director and Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, and is a past President of the Southern Economic Association.

A former economist at the Federal Trade Commission, Professor Shughart received his PhD in economics from Texas A & M University, and has taught at George Mason University, Clemson University, University of Mississippi, and the University of Arizona.

Professor Shughart is Editor-in-Chief of Public Choice. His books include Taxing Choice: The Predatory Politics of Fiscal DiscriminationThe Elgar Companion to Public Choice (ed. with L. Razzolini); The Organization of IndustryAntitrust Policy and Interest-Group PoliticsModern Managerial Economics (with W. Chappell and R. Cottle); Policy Challenges and Political ResponsesPublic Choice Perspectives on the Post-9/11 World (ed. with R. Tollison); The Political Economy of the New Deal (with J. Couch); The Causes and Consequences of Antitrust (ed. with F. McChesney); The Economics of Budget Deficits (ed. with C. Rowley and R. Tollison); The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition (ed. with M. Reksulak and L. Razzolini); The Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics (ed. with C. Thomas).

A contributor to numerous other books, Professor Shughart is the author of more than 100 articles for scholarly journals and his popular articles have also appeared in the Wall Street JournalLos Angeles TimesOklahomanSan Francisco ChronicleInvestor’s Business DailySan Jose Mercury NewsPhiladelphia InquirerSan Francisco ExaminerKansas City StarPittsburgh Post-GazetteWashington TimesDetroit Free PressClarion-LedgerVision HispanaNational PostProvidence Journal, and many other publications.