Alexander Salter, Ph.D.
Comparative Economics Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of Economics
Alexander Salter is Comparative Economics Research Fellow at the Free Market Institute and an assistant professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Salter earned his B.A. in economics from Occidental College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he was an assistant professor of economics at Berry College.
Dr. Salter's research focuses on comparative political economy and institutional analysis. He is interested in topics related to monetary economics and macroeconomics, and especially in which monetary and macroeconomic institutions best promote economic stability. His research interests also include the economics of governance in the tradition of the Virginia School of political economy, investigating which governance rules effectively align the incentives of governors with the welfare of the governed.
In addition to conducting scholarly research, Dr. Salter also serves as an adjunct program officer with the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, a project fellow with the Atlas Sound Money Project, and an associate editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise. For more information about Dr. Salter, please visit www.awsalter.com.
July 28, 2020 —The Federal Reserve Is Both Too Politicized and Too Powerful — FEE
July 16, 2020 —That Civilized Relic: A Monetary System as Good as Gold — AIER
July 16, 2020 —A Rush to Mine the Moon Will Be Good for Humanity — Real Clear Science
July 8, 2020 —The Fed's Creeping Mandate is Cause for Concern — Real Clear Markets
July 2, 2020 —Don't Let the Fed Use COVID to Justify Irresponsible Policies — The American Conservative
June 24, 2020 —COVID-19 Made the Federal Reserve Sick — AIER Daily Economy
June 21, 2020 —Salter: Money mischief: Fed's response to COVID-19 — Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
June 12, 2020 —The Fed's state and municipal lending is a bad idea — The Hill
June 7, 2020 — It's Time to End the Fed's Dual Mandate — AIER
June 2, 2020 — Doux Commerce Amidst the Stars — AIER Daily Economy
May 22, 2020 — Powell Admits that the Fed's Actions Vastly Exceed Its Mandate — AIER
May 20, 2020 — The Fed is Falling, Again — AIER
May 13, 2020 — How the Fed's COVID-19 Response Undermines Federalism — AIER
May 11, 2020 — The Fed Wants to Become a Financial Central Planner — AIER Daily Economy
May 4, 2020 — Salter: Federalism is the forgotten ideal — Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
May 3, 2020 — Incompetent Experts and Bad Government — AIER Daily Economy
April 19, 2020 — Can Medical Supply Autarky Save Us from Pandemics? — AIER Daily Economy News
March 15, 2020 — Salter: Your health care is priceless; that's a big problem — Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
October 4, 2019 — 60 years of space junk: The challenge of orbital debris — The Hill
September 13, 2019 — Why Progressivism Wins — The Amercian Conservative
September 13, 2019 — Why Aren't There More Conservative Anarchists? On Recovering a Consistent Philosophy of Conservative Anti-Statism — Front Porch Republic
June 2, 2020 — Bob Murphy Show ep 122: Alex Salter on State Capacity and What Really Happened in Somalia — The Bob Murphy Show
March 18, 2019 — True Conservativism Means Anarchism — The Tom Woods Show
April 30, 2018 — Podcast 4 - Alexander Salter — InnovativeGovernance.org
February 6, 2018 — Should Texas Give SpaceX Another $5 Million For Its Brownsville Spaceport? — Texas Standard
July 21, 2016 — An Austrian Perspective on Central Banking — Reinvent Money
October 6, 2015 — Heartland Daily Podcast - Alex Salter: The Legal Policy of Space Junk — Budget & Tax News Podcast
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