David Mitchell, PhD


I am fortunate to serve as the Distinguished Professor of Political Economy at Ball State University and the director of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy. I earned my B.S. and MA in economics from Clemson University and was awarded my PhD in economics from George Mason University. Prior to earning my PhD, I worked in the insurance industry in the United States and Germany. 

Before starting at Ball State University, I taught at the University of Central Arkansas, St. Mary’s College of California, and the University of South Alabama. I was a visiting scholar in the finance department at National Dong Hua University in Taiwan from 2017-2018. 

My research interests are on state-level regulation impacting health, entrepreneurship, and government finances. I am currently focused on scope of practice regulation. My publications include Forbes.com, the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Small Business Management, Small Business Economics, the American Journal of Managed Care, and the Journal of Rural Health

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Ball State University

Whitinger Business Building

Muncie, IN 47306

765-285-5371 (office)


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