Posts by Peter Jacobsen
Peter Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Ottawa University and the Gwartney Professor of Economic Education and Research at the Gwartney Institute. He received his PhD in economics from George Mason University, and obtained his BS from Southeast Missouri State University. His research interest is at the intersection of political economy, development economics, and population economics.
Economic Freedom Falls in the United States, Global Report Shows
The pandemic policies of 2020 flattened economic freedom in the United States.
Biden’s Student Loan Dilemma and the Political Business Cycle
Political incentives shape policy decisions, which is why the freeze on student loan payments is unlikely to be rescinded without some forgiveness this close to midterms.
The Myth That Sports Stadiums Create New Jobs and Tax Revenues
Why the numbers just don't add up for taxpayers

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