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Dwight Lee

Dwight Lee

O'Neil Center

Senior Fellow

PhD, Economics, University of California San Diego, 1972
BA, Economics, San Diego State College, 1964


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Dwight R. Lee is a research fellow at The Independent Institute and the former William J. O’Neil Endowed Chair Global Markets and Freedom and is currently a senior fellow at the O’Neil Center in the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.  He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and he has taught at the University of Georgia, Washington University, George Mason University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Colorado, and San Diego State College.

His books include Economics in Our Time (with R. McNown), Microeconomics (with F. Glahe), Taxation and the Deficit Economy (ed.), Regulating Government (with R. McKenzie), The Market Reader (ed. with J. Doti), Quicksilver Capital (with R. McKenzie), and Failure and Progress (with R. McKenzie).  A contributor to 51 other books, he is the author of over 162 scholarly articles.  His almost 300 popular articles and columns have appeared in The Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Atlanta Constitution, USA Today, Investors Business Daily, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and Forbes.

He is former president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and president of the Southern Economic Association.