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Scott Alex Beaulier

    Scott Alex Beaulier, Ph.D.

Beloit College

    Department of Economics and Management 700 College St.

    Beloit, WI 53511

    Phone (Office): (608) 363-2113

    Email: beaulies@beloit.edu

    URL: www.scottbeaulier.com

    Date of Birth: August 16, 1977

Positions

    ; Beloit College

    Assistant Professor of Economics, August 2007-present

    ; Independent Institute

    Fellow for the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation, 2005-present

Education

    ; George Mason University

    Ph.D. Economics, May 2004

    M.A. Economics, January 2002

    ; Northern Michigan University

     B.S. Economics and History, May 2000

Publications

    “Collective Consumption Externalities and Charitable Giving” (with Joshua Hall),

    New Perspectives on Political Economy, conditional acceptance.

    “The Traders’ Cross: Identifying Traders’ Surpluses in the Traditional Edgeworth

    Exchange Diagram” (with David Prychitko), Journal of Economic

    Education, conditional acceptance.

     “High Cotton: Why the United States Should No Longer Provide Agricultural

    Subsidies to Cotton Farmers” (with Madeline Helling and Joshua Hall),

    Economic Affairs, forthcoming.

    “The Influence of Economists on Public Attitudes Towards Government” (with

    William Boyes and William S. Mounts), The American Economist,

    forthcoming.

     “Limited Government and Economic Growth in Botswana” (with J. Robert

    Subrick), 2007, Journal of Private Enterprise XXIII (1): 51-64.

    “Behavioral Economics and Perverse Effects of the Welfare State” (with Bryan

    Caplan), 2007, Kyklos 60 (4): 485-508.

“Mining Institutional Quality: How Botswana Escaped the Natural Resource

    Curse” (with J. Robert Subrick), 2007, Indian Journal of Economics and

    Business Special Issue: 55-68.

“The Political Foundations of Development: The Case of Botswana” (with J.

    Robert Subrick), 2006, Constitutional Political Economy 17 (2): 103-115.

    “Poverty Traps and the Robust Political Economy of Development Assistance”

    (with J. Robert Subrick), 2006, Review of Austrian Economics 19 (2-3):

    217-226.

“Disagreement over the Emergence of Private Property Rights: Alternative

    Meanings, Alternative Explanations,” (with David Prychitko), 2006,

    Review of Austrian Economics 19 (1): 47-68.

“Knowledge, Economics, and Coordination: Understanding Hayek’s Legal

     Theory (with Peter Boettke and Christopher Coyne), 2004, NYU Journal

    of Law & Liberty 1 (Fall): 209-224.

    “Is Discourse Relevant for Economic Development?” 2003, Independent Review

    VIII (3): 343-361.

Explaining Botswana's Success: The Critical Role of Post-Colonial

    Policy,” 2003, Cato Journal 23 (2): 227-240.

    “Does Morality Hamper the Market Process? A Reappraisal of the Mises Thesis”

    (with David Prychitko), 2000, Journal of Markets & Morality 4 (1): 43-54.

    “Of Norms, Rules, and Markets: A Comment on Samuels” (with Peter Boettke),

    2000, Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines 10 (4): 547-552.

    Papers Under Review

    “Asymmetric Information About Perfect Competition: The Treatment of Perfect

    Information in Introductory Textbooks” (with William S. Mounts)

     “From Entrepreneur to Manager: A Brief Consideration of Economic Transition”

    (with Joshua Hall and William S. Mounts)

     “Reform in the Legal-Economic Nexus: Lessons from the Samuels-Buchanan

    Exchange” (with J. Robert Subrick)

    “Understanding Academic Journal Market Failure: The Case of Austrian

    Economists” (with J. Robert Subrick)

Contributions to Books

    “Nakumatt: A Kenyan Supermarket” (with June Arunga) in Lessons from the

    Poor (Oakland, CA: Independent Institute), forthcoming.

    “Without Private Property, There Can Be No Rational Economic Calculation,” in

    Handbook of Austrian Economics (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar), Peter

    Boettke, ed., forthcoming.

    “Look Botswana: No Hands! Why Botswana’s Government Should Let the

    Economy Steer Itself,” in Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship

    and the Process of Development (Stanford, CA: Stanford University

    Press), Benjamin Powell, ed., 2008, 396-428.

    “Polycentrism and Power: A Reply to Warren Samuels” in Anarchy, State,

    and Public Choice (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar), Edward Stringham,

    ed., 2005, 178-190.

     “The Really Real in Economics” (with Peter Boettke) in Transforming

    Economics (London: Routledge), Paul Lewis, ed., 187-201.

Books

     The Making of an African Exception: How Botswana Escaped the African

    Tragedy (and How Other African Countries Could Do the Same),

    Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming, 2008.

Book Reviews

     Review of Carl Zimring, Cash for Your Trash. EH.net, April 2008.

    Review of Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics and Applied Economics. Journal of

    Economic Behavior and Organization 59 (3) 2006: 450-453.

    Review of William Easterly, The Elusive Quest for Growth. Liberty Guide 2004.

Working Papers

    “Bidding for Success: Why Direct Auction Privatizations Lead to Successful

    Transitions”

    “Mr. Hayek, I Presume? Can Classical Liberals Explain African

    Underdevelopment, or Are They Lost in the Bush?”

     “The Impact of Political Factors on Military Base Closures” (with Joshua Hall

    and Allen Lynch)

    “The Production and Proliferation of Economists: The Austrian and Public Choice

    Schools as Academic Enterprises” (with Joshua Hall)

    “Rhetoric Versus Reality Revisited”

    Selected Popular Press Publications

     “In Praise of Price Gouging,” (with Joshua Hall) Perspective (Oklahoma Council

    for Public Affairs monthly journal), March 1, 2008

    “The Economic Incentives for Illegal Immigration,” (with Wm. Stewart Mounts)

    Macon Telegraph, April 29, 2006

    “Lessons from Botswana: Africa’s Economic Dynamo,” The Lighthouse,

    December 5, 2005

    “Compassionate Conservatism: Not Compassionate, Not Conservative,” Macon

    Telegraph, October 1, 2005.

    “Demand Justifies Higher Cost,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 9,

    2005.

    Work Experience

    Assistant Professor of Economics (August 2004-July 2007, Mercer University’s

    Stetson School of Business and Economics)

     Summer Seminar Faculty, Charles G. Koch Summer Fellowship Program (June

    2006, Cacapon, West Virginia)

    Honors Program Instructor (August 2003-May 2004, George Mason University)

    Mercatus Center’s Economic Literacy Project (May 2003-May 2004)

    Instructor of Economics (August 2002-May 2004, George Mason University)

    Research Assistant for Professor Bryan Caplan (August 2000-May 2002, George

    Mason University)

     thResearch Assistant for the 10 edition of Paul Heyne, Peter Boettke, and

    David Prychitko’s Economic Way of Thinking (June 2001-December 2001)

    Economics, History, and Math Tutor for Northern Michigan University’s All

    Campus Tutoring Center (August 1999-May 2000)

    Teacher’s Aide for Professor Tawni Hunt Ferrarini (January 1999-May 1999,

    Northern Michigan University)

Education Awards and Fellowships

     Mercer University’s “Professor of the Month” Award Winner (April, 2005)

    Israel M. Kirzner Award Winner for Outstanding Dissertation in Austrian

    Economics (May, 2004)

    William P. Snavely Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate

    Studies in Economics at George Mason University (May, 2004)

    Southern Economics Association Award Winner for Outstanding Graduate Work

    at a Southern University (November 2003)

     Society for the Development of Austrian Economics’ Don Lavoie Graduate

    Student Essay Contest Winner (November 2003)

    Olofsson Weaver Dissertation Fellowship for the Advanced Study of Economics.

    George Mason University (September 2003-May 2004)

    James Buchanan Center for Political Economy. Research Fellow. George Mason

    University (August 2000-May 2003)

    Adam Smith Prize Winner for Outstanding Undergraduate Work in Economics.

    Northern Michigan University (May 2000)

    Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Economics and History. Northern

    Michigan University (May 2000)

    Barry and Karen Knight Scholarship Recipient for Outstanding Work in History.

    Northern Michigan University (August 1999)

Conference Participation/Academic Presentations

    “Mr. Hayek, I Presume? Can Classical Liberals Explain African

    Underdevelopment, or Are They Lost in the Bush?” presented at the

    Association for Private Enterprise Education (APEE) annual meeting, Las

    Vegas, NV (April 2008)

“The Scottish Enlightenment, Spontaneous Order, and Austrian Economics,”

    Liberty Fund conference director, Indianapolis, IN (March 2008)

“Look Botswana: No Hands! Why Botswana’s Government Should Let the

    Economy Steer Itself” presented at Capital University, Columbus, OH

    (February 2008)

“New Directions in the Study of Emergent and Spontaneous Order,” Fund for the

    Study of Spontaneous Order (FSSO) conference participant, Portsmouth,

    NH (November 2007)

“Liberty and Responsibility in John Locke’s Theory of Education,” Liberty Fund

    conference participant, Park City, UT (July 2007)

    “International Ethics,” Liberty Fund conference participant, Indianapolis, IN

    (April 2007)

“What Economic System for Africa,” presented at The Mont Pelerin Society

    Special Meetings, Nairobi, Kenya (February 2007)

“Property Rights, Markets, States, and Underdevelopment in Africa,” Liberty

    Fund conference participant, London, UK (February 2007)

    Discussant at the Southern Economic Association annual meeting, Charleston, SC

     (November 2006)

“Globalizing the American Way,” panel discussion at Georgia State University,

    Atlanta, GA (October 2006)

“Liberty and Responsibility in Vincent Ostrom’s The Political Theory of a

    Compound Republic,” Liberty Fund conference participant, Indianapolis,

    IN (May 2006)

“Behavioral Economics and Perverse Effects of the Welfare State,” presented at

    New York University, New York, NY (February 2006)

Liberty and the Economics of the Great Depression,Liberty Fund conference

    participant, Arlington, VA (January 2006)

“Country Focus: Botswana—Treading the Economic Growth Path,” served on a

    panel at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School’s

    Africa Business Forum, Philadelphia, PA (November 2005)

“Mining Institutional Quality: How Botswana Escaped the Natural Resource

    Curse,” presented at the Southern Economic Association (SEA) annual

    meeting, Washington, DC (November 2005)

     “Behavioral Economics and Perverse Effects of the Welfare State,” presented at

    the Southern Economic Association (SEA) annual meeting, Washington,

    DC (November 2005)

“Liberty and Responsibility in Adam Smith,” Liberty Fund conference

    participant, Holland, MI (August 2005)

“Look Botswana: No Hands! Why Botswana’s Government Should Let the

    Economy Steer Itself,” presented at the Ludwig von Mises Institute,

    Auburn, AL (July 2005)

“Botswana’s Economic Growth” presented at San Jose State University, San Jose,

     CA (April 2005)

“Post-Communist Lessons for Libertarian Social Change,” presented at the

    Saturday Night Anarchy Club (SNAC), San Jose, CA (April 2005)

“Look Botswana: No Hands! Why Botswana’s Government Should Let the

    Economy Steer Itself,” presented at the Association of Private Enterprise

    Education (APEE) annual meeting, Orlando, FL (April 2005)

    Discussant at the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) annual meeting, New

    York, NY (March 2005)

“Political Foundations of Development: The Case of Botswana,” presented at

    Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC (February 2005)

“Explaining Botswana’s Success: The Critical Role of Post-Colonial Policy,”

    presented at the Southern Economics Association (SEA) annual meeting,

    San Antonio, TX (November 2003)

Chaired Panel on “Current Research on Political Economy and the Austrian

    School” at the Association for Private Enterprise Education (APEE)

    annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV (April 2003)

“Efficiency in Markets: Evidence from Classroom Experiments with a Cross-

    Section of Students from East and Central European Countries, and the

    Former Soviet Union” presented at the Association for Private Enterprise

    Education (APEE) annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV (April 2003)

“Is Botswana an Outlier” presented at the Association for Private Enterprise

    Education (APEE) annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV (April 2003)

“Behavioral Economics and Perverse Effects of the Welfare State” presented at

    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (September 2002)

“Anarchism and the Theory of Power: A Reply” presented at the Association for

    Private Enterprise Education annual meeting, Cancun, MX (April 2002).

“The Emergence of Property Rights: Evolutionary vs. Teleological Accounts

    Among Austrian Economists” presented at Society for the Development of

    Austrian Economics (Southern Economics Association) annual meeting,

    Tampa Bay, FL (November 2001)

Political Economy Research Center (PERC) participant in “Free Market

    Environmentalism” summer seminar, Bozeman, MT, (June 2001)

    Discussant at Southern Economics Association annual meeting, Washington, DC,

    (November 2000)

Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) participant in graduate conference on “Social

    Change” Charlottesville, VA, (July 2000)

    Advanced Summer Seminar in Austrian Economics participant Irvington-on-

    Hudson, NY, (July 1999, 2000)

Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) participant in “Ideas on Liberty” conference

    Bryn Mawr, PA, (July 1998)

    Lectures

“The Total Costs of the Iraq War” International Affairs Organization, Mercer

    University, Macon, GA (March 2006)

“The Case for the Flat Tax” College Republicans, Mercer University, Macon, GA

    (April 15, 2005)

“Free Market Environmentalism” Guest Lecture for Tom Trimble’s

    Environmental Philosophy course, Mercer University, Macon, GA (March

    30, 2005)

“Globalization: Blessing or Curse?” International Affairs Organization, Mercer

    University, Macon, GA (October 6, 2004)

    Television and Radio Appearances

WCLO 1230 AM More for Your Money, co-host, March 2008-present

    WMGT-TV Middle Georgia Evening News NBC Macon, January 2007

    HOT 102 FM The Breakfast Club of Jamaica, November 2006

    WMAZTV 13 WMAZ Eyewitness News, February 2006

    WMAC 940 AM Macon Newsbreak on Kenny B & Jami G, October 2005

    WMGTTV Middle Georgia Evening News NBC Macon, September 2005

    HOT 102 FM The Breakfast Club of Jamaica, August 2005

    Field Work

    July-August 2004: Botswana

     Led a team of scholars to Botswana to explore how Botswana escaped the

    “natural resource curse.”

    July-August 2003: Czech Republic

     Studied the Czech voucher privatization and barriers to entrepreneurship.

    July-August 2002: Czech Republic

    Studied financial market regulations and impediments to foreign

    investment.

    Teaching Experience

    Beloit College (Beloit, WI): Assistant Professor

     International Trade and Finance, Spring 2008

     Principles of Economics, Spring 2008

    International Economics, Fall 2007, Spring 2008.

    Mercer University (Macon, GA): Assistant Professor

    Industrial Organization, Spring 2007.

    Macroeconomic Principles, Fall 2006.

    Law & Economics, Spring 2006.

    Applied Microeconomics, Fall 2005, Fall 2006.

    Business Quantitative Analysis, Summer 2005.

    Global Macroeconomics, Summer 2005.

     Public Economics, Spring 2005.

    Microeconomic Principles, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring

    2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007.

     Intermediate Microeconomics, Fall 2004.

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA): Instructor

    Contemporary Society in Multiple Perspectives (Honors Course), Fall

    2003.

    Macroeconomic Principles, Spring 2003.

    Microeconomic Principles, Fall 2002.

Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) and Georgetown University

    (Washington, DC): Discussion Leader/Teaching Assistant

    Discussion Leader/Teaching Assistant for Graduate Interdisciplinary

    Course in Political Economy: American Institute for Political and

    Economic Systems (AIPES), July/August 2002, 2003.

    Service/Committee Work

    Academic Integrity Council, Mercer University, August 2006-May 2007

    Student Committee, Mercer University, August 2006-May 2007

    Sigma Nu Advisor, Mercer University, August 2006-May 2007

    Lambda Chi Alpha Advisor, Mercer University, February 2006-May 2007

    Strategic Management Committee, Stetson School of Business and Economics,

    Mercer University, January 2006-August 2006

    Kappa Sigma Advisor, Mercer University, January 2006-May 2007

    Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Economics Honors Society) Faculty

    Representative, Mercer University (Xi Chapter), August 2005-May 2007

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