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Thomas Husted Professor Department of Economics

Additional Positions at AU
Economics Professor
Degrees
PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill AB, Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bio
My research examines the political economy of various government expenditure programs, including primary and secondary education, income redistribution, and federal disaster aid.
See Also
Economics Department
For the Media
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
    Member

  • Public Choice Society
    Member

  • Southern Economic Association
    Member

  • National Tax Association
    Member

  • American Education Finance Association
    Member

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

       
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    "The Effect of the Expansion of the Voting Franchise on the Size of Government," (with Lawrence Kenny), Journal of Political Economy , 105, 1, (February 1997): 54-82.

       
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  • “Evidence on the Impact of State Government on Primary and Secondary Education and the Equity-Efficiency Tradeoff,” (with Lawrence Kenny), Journal of Law and Economics, (April 2000): 285-308.
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    “The Legacy of Serrano: The Impact of Mandated Equal Spending on Private School Enrollment,” (with Lawrence Kenny), Southern Economic Journal, 68, 3 (January 2002): 566-583.

       
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  • “Political Economy of the Inequality in School Spending,” (with David N. Figlio and Lawrence W. Kenny), Journal of Urban Economics, 55, (2004): 338-349.
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    “Explanations for States Adopting Limits on Educational Spending,” (with Lawrence W. Kenny), Public Finance Review, 35, 5 (September 2007): 586-605     

       

Professional Presentations

       
  • Public Choice Society: 1986-1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998-2000, 2002-2004
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  • Southern Economic Association: 1987, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2007
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  • Western Economic Association: 1988 (CPI Session Organizer), 1991
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  • National Tax Association: 1996, 1997
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  • American Political Science Association: 1990, 1991
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  • American Economic Association: 2003 Atlantic Economic Society: 1990

Professional Services

       
  •  Editorial Board, Public Choice