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Scott A. Kjar

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Contact Scott A. Kjar

scottakjar@yahoo.com 312-377-4000

Scott A. Kjar is a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute

Scott Kjar earned his Ph.D. in economics at Auburn University. Prior to that, he earned an M.S. in Public Policy Analysis at the University of Rochester, and studied at UNLV under Murray Rothbard. He taught economics, finance, and political science at Loyola University New Orleans, University of Dallas, University of Minnesota - Duluth, and other schools. He subsequently left academia and moved into the world of casino gaming in Las Vegas.

Kjar has published scholarly articles in The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, International Journal of Social Economics, New Perspectives of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, and Public Choice. In addition, his work can be seen in The Freeman, The Free Market, Mises Institute Daily Articles, and various newspapers. He also contributed chapters to Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and Expanding Teaching and Learning Horizons in Higher Education: Essays on Economics Education.

Prior to his academic career, Kjar was a freelance editor, working on books including Murray N. Rothbard, America's Great Depression, 5th ed.; John V. Denson, The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories, 1st and 2nd eds.; Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty; David Gordon, Secession, State, & Liberty; Murray N. Rothbard, The Logic of Action One: Method, Money, and the Austrian School; Murray N. Rothbard, The Logic of Action Two: Application and Criticisms from the Austrian School.

In addition, Kjar ran for US House of Representatives from Nevada, and served as campaign manager for a candidate for Governor of Alabama.

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