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Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D.

PCPE Director / Professor of Economics


Jeremy Jackson is director of the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise, scholar at the Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth, and professor of economics in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on microeconomics, public economics, and game theory and strategy. His research covers diverse topics, including public choice and the political economy; the social consequences of economic freedom; happiness and well-being; and philanthropy and nonprofits. His research has been published in Applied Economics, The Independent ReviewPublic ChoiceContemporary Economic PolicyJournal of Happiness Studies, and other academic journals. He is the creator of the North Dakota Forecast Model and author of the North Dakota Economic Outlook quarterly report.  

  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.A., Economics, Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.A., Economics, Baylor University
  • Fiscal policy
  • Public choice
  • Political economics
  • Economic freedom
  • Happiness and well-being
  • Philanthropy and nonprofits


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