Mitchell List 

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA

Kurt Schuler 

Center for Financial Stability in New York, USA

e-ISBN: 978-625-6861-91-6
Publishing Date: July 30, 2023
File Size: 2,196 MB ‎
Length: xii + 93 pages (PDF)
Language: ‎ English
Dimensions: ‎13,5 x 21,5 cm

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James D. Gwartney was Professor Emeritus of Economics at Florida State University. He is the coauthor of a bestselling introductory textbook, Economics: Private and Public Choice, and is well known for his work on measuring economic freedom. From 1999 to 2000 he was the chief economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. Mitchell List and Kurt Schuler ask him about his youth as a Kansas farm boy; applying economic principles to raising children; his meeting with Vladimir Putin; going blind; his reflections on teaching; and his academic and popular writings. His wife Amy also participated for part of the interview. This interview took place on February 10, 2023 and was first issued in August 2023. Dr. Gwartney died of pancreatic cancer on January 8, 2024.

1. Childhood and College

2. Graduate Study

3. Florida State University

4. Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress; Encounter with Vladimir Putin

5. Married Life and Children

6. Textbook Writing and Teaching

7. Writing for the General Public

8. Measuring Economic Freedom

9. Journal Articles

10. Newspaper Articles and Writing Tips

11. Memberships and Honors

12. Concluding Remarks

13. Postscript, September 2023

A: How I Became a Classical Liberal
B: Curriculum Vitae

Kurt Schuler

Center for Financial Stability in New York, USA

Kurt Schuler is an economist in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In his spare time he pursues an interest in economic history; the Historical Financial Statistics data set elsewhere on this site is one result. Schuler’s affiliation with the Center for Financial Stability centers on the development of the free of charge Historical Financial Statistics and implies no endorsement by the Department of the Treasury.
Before joining the Treasury, Schuler worked as a consultant, then as an economist at the U.S. Congress. As a consultant he undertook projects for aid agencies, central banks, investment firms, and think tanks around the world. He also wrote studies about currency boards with Steve H. Hanke of Johns Hopkins University, which influenced monetary reforms in the 1990s in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Lithuania. At the U.S. Congress he was a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee. There he wrote staff reports on taxation, spending, and monetary policy, and occasionally assisted with drafting legislation. His research on dollarization had some influence on Ecuador’s dollarization in 2000.
Schuler has a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has written more than 100 publications, including books, essays, and newspaper articles. Because of his job, he refrains from commenting on matters of current economic policy and focuses his work for public consumption on matters of economic history.

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