Scott Beaulier

Scott Beaulier

  • Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise
  • Executive Director, Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Troy University

Scott Beaulier is the Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise and Chair of the Economics & Finance Division at Troy University.  He is also the the Executive Director of Troy University's Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy.

He has published widely, and most of his work focuses on Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, and Political Economy. His op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and he also writes regularly for the Birmingham News, which is Alabama’s largest newspaper.

Before coming to Troy University, he was Department Chair of Economics at Mercer University. He completed his Ph.D. work at George Mason University in 2004.

Published Research

Scott Beaulier, Peter J. Boettke | Aug 05, 2011
This policy brief discusses the United States' ongoing cycle of debt and deficits.
Bryan Caplan, Scott Beaulier | Nov 2007
Critics often argue that government poverty programs perversely make the poor worse off by encouraging unemployment, out-of-wedlock births, and other ‘social pathologies.’ However, basic…
Scott Beaulier, Robert Subrick | Jun 01, 2006
Unlike many of its fellow sub-Saharan countries, Botswana has avoided the African Growth Tragedy. The success lied in the ability of the government of Botswana to successfully adopt growth-enhancing…
David Prychitko, Scott Beaulier | Jan 01, 2006
This paper is an exercise in the history of thought, which compares Austrian and neoclassical theories of the emergence of private property rights, and examines, in part, the extent to which…

Working Papers

Scott Beaulier, Brandon Pizzola | Feb 13, 2012
This paper looks at the recent growth in Medicaid spending and attempts to explain Medicaid reform successes and failures by focusing on five reform experiences in Rhode Island, Washington, Florida, Idaho, and Tennessee.
Scott Beaulier | Sep 26, 2011
This paper explores the current state of public pensions across the United States and addresses transition cost and capital flight concerns.
Scott Beaulier | Mar 2005
This paper is an attempt to set the record straight on the evidence for and against shock therapy. It is not an attempt to address the overall debate on shock therapy versus gradualism. This working…
J. Robert Subrick, Scott Beaulier | Mar 2005
In this working paper, Subrick and Beaulier argue that for Austrian economics to succeed, it must understand why it has not penetrated the mainstream.

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Scott Beaulier | July 05, 2012
Scott Beaulier Discusses the Health Care Bill on WBAL…
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