Texas Tech University

Kevin Grier

Gordon Tullock Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Political Science

Dr. Kevin Grier, Gordon Tullock Professor of Political Economy

Kevin Grier is the Gordon Tullock Professor of Political Economy at the Free Market Institute and a professor of political science in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Before joining Texas Tech University in September 2017, Prof. Grier was President's Associates Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Oklahoma. Prof. Grier has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Finance, The American Political Science Review, The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Monetary Economics, The Journal of Development Economics and The Journal of Law and Economics. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 5700 times.

His teaching interests include economic development, quantitative methods in the social sciences, political economy and applied macroeconomics.

Prof. Grier earned his Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. He was an assistant, then associate professor of economics at George Mason University and an affiliate of the Center for Study of Public Choice. He has also taught economics at Tulane University and the Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. He's been a visiting professor of Political Science at CALTECH and Duke. Professor Grier is a past co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal.

For more information about Prof. Grier, please visit www.kevinbgrier.com or his Social Science Research Network (SSRN) page: Kevin B. Grier.

Recent Publications

Grier, K., Grier, R., & Mkrtchian, G. (Forthcoming). Campaign Contributions and Roll Call Voting in the U.S. House of Representatives: The Case of the Sugar Industry. American Political Science Review.

Grier, R., Young, A. T, & Grier, K. (2022). The Causal Effects of Rule of Law and Property Rights on Fiscal Capacity. European Journal of Political Economy, 74: 102169.

Geloso, V. & Grier, K. (2022). Love on the Rocks: The Causal Effects of Separatist Governments in Quebec. European Journal of Political Economy, 71: 102088.

Grier, K. & Munger, M. (2021). Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Lessons from the Strange Case of New Zealand. Social Science Quarterly, 102(6): 2565-2577.

Grier, R. & Grier K. (2021). The Washington Consensus Works: Causal Effects of Reform, 1970-2015. Journal of Comparative Economics, 49(1): 59-72.

Blanco, L., Grier, R., Grier, K., & Hicks, D. (2021). Household Responses to Escalating Violence in Mexico. Applied Economics Letters, 28(4): 315-318.

Absher, S., Grier, K., & Grier, R. (2020). The Economic Consequences of Durable Left-Populist Regimes in Latin America. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 177: 787-817.

Ghosh, P., Grier, K., & Kim, J. (2019). Heterogeneous Endogeneity. Statistical Papers: 1-40.

Lawson, R. Grier, K., & Absher, S. (2019). You Say You Want a (Rose) Revolution: The Effects of Georgia's 2004 Market Reforms. Economics of Transition and Institutional Change, 27(1): 301-323.


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Email: kevin.grier@ttu.edu
Phone: (806) 834-8968
Offices: 169C Administration
230 Holden Hall

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