Phillip Magness

Phillip Magness

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Department: Economics
Phone: (706) 238-7943
Campus Box:
Location: Green 215


  • 2010   Ph.D. George Mason University – Public Policy (Fields: Policy History, Political Economy, and International Trade)
  • 2004   MPP, George Mason University
  • 2003   B.A., Political Science, University of St. Thomas (Houston, Texas)

Teaching Interests

  • Principles of Economics (Micro & Macro)
  • Applied Political Economy/Public Choice
  • International Trade
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Economic History

Research Interests

  • Economic History
  • Slavery and the U.S. Civil War Era
  • International Trade
  • Inequality & Taxation
  • Higher Education Policy

Selected Publications


  • Colonization after Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement. Co-authored with Sebastian N. Page. (University of Missouri Press, 2011)
  • Cracks in the Ivory Tower. Co-authored with Jason Brennan. (Under Contract, Oxford University Press, 2018).