Areas of Expertise
- Public finance
- Economics of government
- Industrial organization
Dr. Gary Galles has taught at Pepperdine for over 30 years. His research focuses on public finance, public choice (better termed “the economics of government”), the theory of the firm, the organization of industry and the role of liberty including the views of many classical liberals (now called libertarians) and America’s founders. His books include Faulty Premises, Faulty Policies, Apostle of Peace, and Lines of Liberty (forthcoming).
In addition to his books and journal articles, Dr. Galles has been involved in many economics textbook projects and has published well over a thousand popular articles and opinion pieces in publications like the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star, Detroit News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He has also made multiple appearances on television and radio programs.
Dr. Galles' focus is primarily on using economics tools to understand the “real world,” rather than creating theoretically elegant but misleading models divorced from it.
- PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
- MA, University of California, Los Angeles
- BA, University of Washington
Research and Scholarship
The Political Spectrum: "The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone" (book review), , Spring 2018.
"A Note on Monitoring Costs and Voter Fraud" (with Philip E. Graves and Robert L. Sexton), , Fall 2014, pp. 1-5.
A cornucopia of crowding-out, LosAngelesRegister.com
How Government Uses “Efficiency” as an Excuse to Steal, MarketOracle.co.uk