The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Bart Wilson as a visiting fellow during fall 2023 and sprin 2024. Visit Dates: October 29 – November 4; November 26 – December 1; December 3-12, 2023; and January 14-27, 2024. 

Bart Wilson will be the inaugural Vernon L. Smith Fellow. Bart is a Professor of Economics and Law and the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University. He is a member of the Economic Science Institute and tenured in the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law. In Fall 2016, he co-founded with Jan Osborn (English), Vernon Smith (Economics and Law), and Keith Hankins (Philosophy) the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, for which he serves as the director. Bart has published papers widely in economics and general science journals, including the American Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scientific Reports, and Nature Human Behaviour. Bart was a Ph.D. student of Vernon’s at the University of Arizona and has been a faculty member with Vernon for nearly his entire career. They have a recent book Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century.