Robert Gmeiner

I hold a Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University and work as a scholar at the Sunwater Institute. Beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, I will be a visiting faculty member at Kennesaw State University. I specialize in economic analysis of government policy, the role of property rights and property in the economy, public choice economics, energy economics (specifically the U.S. petroleum refining industry), and time series statistics.

My recent work focuses on the unified theory of both real and intellectual property rights and how they have been understood over time and how they should evolve going forward in the face of new technology and patterns of globalization. A major component of my research is the ways in which industries organize around property rights and how property rights can be structured to promote a sustainable, growing free market economy and mitigate incentives for rent-seeking behavior.


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