James D. Gwartney
James D. Gwartney is professor of economics and director of the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University. Gwartney is a former chief economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and coauthor of books and publications on economic freedom, including Economics: Private and Public Choice, Economic Freedom of the World, and What Everyone Should Know about Economics and Prosperity. Gwartney obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Washington and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. His articles have appeared in various academic journals, including American Economic Review, Cato Journal, and European Journal of Political Economy.