Peter Leeson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at West Virginia University and an adjunct scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Earlier in his career, Leeson has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, the F.A. Hayek Fellow at the London School of Economics and a research intern at the Mackinac Center.

By Peter Leeson

Opposing Judicial Philosophies Court Michigan Voters

Voters must decide in November if they want a state Supreme Court that interprets the law as passed by the Legislature or one that "makes" law by imposing its justices' policy preferences on Michigan citizens. … more

Policy Makers Must Remember That Incentives Matter

People respond in powerful ways to economic incentives and disincentives. Public officials must keep this in mind when crafting or revising tax, welfare and other policies that either reward or punish responsible behavior. … more

Students, Teachers to Profit from Inkster-Edison Partnership

Land Management: Incentives Matter

What Indianapolis Can Teach Michigan

Detroit and other Michigan municipalities can learn a powerful lesson from the city of Indianapolis, which has used free-market competition to improve the quality of over seventy-five government services and dramatically slash costs to taxpayers. … more

Seek and Ye Shall FOIA

On the Road to Privatization

Contracting for Knowledge