(Why has antitrust legislation not lived up to its promise...)
Why has antitrust legislation not lived up to its promise of promoting free-market competition and protecting consumers? Assessing 100 years of antitrust policy in the United States, this book shows that while the antitrust laws claim to serve the public good, they are as vulnerable to the influence of special interest groups as are agricultural, welfare, or health care policies. Presenting classic studies and new empirical research, the authors explain how antitrust caters to self-serving business interests at the expense of the consumer.
(Couch (economics, U. of North Alabama) and Shughart (econ...)
Couch (economics, U. of North Alabama) and Shughart (economics, U. of Mississippi) explore the political and economic forces that shaped the uneven distribution of federal emergency relief spending during the Great Depression.
(This two-volume set present readings published between ab...)
This two-volume set present readings published between about 1940 and 2000. The 58 previously published articles cover topics including the history and measurement of budget deficits, classical and Keynesian public debt theory, a re-examination of the burden of debt, Ricardian equivalence, public choice and public debt, and deficit finance in constitutional perspective.
(In Policy Challenges and Political Responses, leading pub...)
In Policy Challenges and Political Responses, leading public choice scholars confront the most significant problems facing democratic societies at the dawn of the 21st century.
Shughart received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University in College Station in 1969. He then earned his Master of Science in Economics from Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University in 1970. In 1978, Shughart received his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the same university.
William F. Shughart II served for the U.S. Navy as petty officer 3rd class during 1971-1974.
He then began his career as a systems analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses in 1973-1974. From 1978 to 1979 he was a visiting lecturer in economics at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Further, he worked at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. as an economist from 1979 to 1982 and as a special assistant to the director during 1982-1983.
Shughart also taught at Clemson University in 1983-1985, George Mason University from 1985 to 1988, and the University of Mississippi from 1988.
Since 2004, he has been president of Oxford (Mississippi) Economics, Inc.
Currently, Shughart is Research Director and Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute, the J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
In addition, Shughart is Editor-in-Chief of "Public Choice" and his books include "Taxing Choice: The Predatory Politics of Fiscal Discrimination"; "The Elgar Companion to Public Choice"; "The Organization of Industry"; "Antitrust Policy and Interest-Group Politics"; "Modern Managerial Economics"; "Policy Challenges and Political Responses: Public Choice Perspectives on the Post-9/11 World"; "The Political Economy of the New Deal"; "The Causes and Consequences of Antitrust"; "The Economics of Budget Deficits"; and "The Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics".
A contributor to numerous other books, Shughart is the author of more than 100 articles for scholarly journals and his popular articles have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Oklahoman, San Francisco Chronicle, Investor’s Business Daily, San Jose Mercury News, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Examiner, Kansas City Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Clarion-Ledger, Vision Hispana, National Post, Providence Journal, and many other publications.
(Why has antitrust legislation not lived up to its promise...)1995
(In Policy Challenges and Political Responses, leading pub...)2005
(This two-volume set present readings published between ab...)2003
(Couch (economics, U. of North Alabama) and Shughart (econ...)1998
Shughart has been an adherent of libertarianism.
William F. Shughart II has been a member of Public Choice Society, Western Economic Association, American Economic Association, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Phi Kappa Phi. He was also a member of board of trustees of the Southern Economic Association during 1996-1998 and was an associate of the American Political Science Association.
Shughart married Hilary Celia Kauffman on December 29, 1986. They have two children: William Franklin III and Frank Jefferson.