March 6, 2008
Research Fellow, The Independent
in a lively conversation
In Defense of a Free
Market in Labor
Benjamin Powell is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, and Professor of Economics at Suffolk
University. Dr. Powell received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason
University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the
University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
He's been assistant professor of economics at San Jose State
University, a fellow with the Mercatus Center's Global Prosperity Initiative, and a visiting research fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research.
You can read some of his papers
Dr. Powell is the author of Housing Supply and
Affordability and editor of Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship and the Process of
He's contributed to numerous volumes, and his scholarly research has been published in such journals as
Cato Journal; Journal of Economic Behavior and
Organization; Journal of Law, Economics and Public
Policy; Review of Austrian Economics; and Quarterly Journal of Austrian
Dr. Powell's popular articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines and web sites, including
Investor's Business Daily, The Washington Post, FoxNews.com,
the Boston Herald, and many city business journals.
He's appeared on shows CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight," and has debated economic issues on numerous radios shows.
His academic research findings have been reported in The Wall Street
Journal, Investor's Business Daily and over one hundred regional papers such as the
San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury
News, and The Miami Herald.
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