Gary M. Galles

Pepperdine University, Professor of Economics

Gary M. Galles is a professor of economics at Pepperdine University, where he is in his 35th year. For 20 of those years, he also taught at UCLA, where he got his Ph.D. in 1988. He is an adjunct scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a research fellow at Independent Institute and a member of the Foundation for Economic Education faculty network. He has also conducted research for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

He has testified before multiple committees in the California legislature and has made many appearances on radio, television, and online media.

Galles’ research specializes in the fields of public finance, public choice, economic education, the theory of the firm, antitrust economics, urban economics, educating the public more accurately about liberty, and the misleading premises that shape public policy.

His books include Lines of Liberty (2016), Faulty Premises, Faulty Policies (2014), and Apostle of Peace (2013). His scholarly articles have appeared in The American Economist, Journal of Libertarian Studies, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Atlantic Economic Review, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, and The Independent Review.

He has also authored well over 1,000 articles for general audiences, in periodicals including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Journal of Commerce, Conservative Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles Daily News, Sacramento Bee, Capitol Weekly, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hill, The Mises Wire and Daily Article, The Freeman, California Political Review, Inside Sources, The Beacon and dozens of other outlets.

He has also written numerous economics book reviews and worked in economic textbook development for more than 20 years.

Gary M. Galles Contributions