Tate Fegley

Tate Fegley

Assistant Professor and Chair of Business and Economics 

Montreat College

Email: tatefegley [at] protonmail.com

I study political economy with a focus on law and criminal justice institutions. My work has appeared in economics and criminal justice journals including Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, and Policing: An International Journal of Strategies and Management. 



Fegley, Tate, Kristoffer Mousten Hansen and Karl-Friedrich Israel (2023). Clarifying the Analysis of Deadweight Loss from Taxation. Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, 29(1), 61-78.

Fegley, Tate and Karl-Friedrich Israel (forthcoming). A Defense of Austrian Welfare Economics. Philosophical Problems in Science.

Fegley, Tate and Ilia Murtazashvili (2023). From Defunding to Refunding the Police: Institutions and the Persistence of Policing Budgets. Public Choice, (196), 123-140.

Lambert, Karras, Tate Fegley, Rosolino Candela, Peter Boettke, Stevan E. Phelan, Nikolai G. Wenzel, and J. Philipp Dapprich. (2023) Reply and Counter-Reply: On Cybersocialism. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, (212), 300-310.

Lambert, Karras and Tate Fegley (2023). A Note on the Data and Preconditions of Economic Calculation in Light of “Big Data” and Artificial Intelligence. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, (206), 243-250.

Dominiak, Łukasz and Tate Fegley (2022). Contract Theory, Title Transfer, and Libertarianism. Diametros, (19)72, 1-25.

Crepelle, Adam, Tate Fegley, and Ilia Murtazashvili (2022). Military Societies: Self-governance and Criminal Justice in Indian Country. Public Choice, 193(1).

Crepelle, Adam, Tate Fegley, Ilia Murtazashvili, and Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili (2022). Community Policing on American Indian Reservations: A Preliminary Investigation. Journal of Institutional Economics, (18)5, 843-860.

Fegley, Tate and Łukasz Dominiak (2021). Property Rights and Gun Control: A Reply to Block and Block. Journal of Libertarian Studies, 25(1), 272-280.

Fegley, Tate (2021). Institutional Incentives and Community Policing. Journal of Institutional Economics, 17(4), 701-715.

Fegley, Tate and Karl-Friedrich Israel (2020). The Disutility of Labor. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 23(2), 171-179.

Fegley, Tate (2020). Police Unions and Officer Privileges. The Independent Re­view, 25(2), 1-22.

Leeson, Peter T., M. Scott King and Tate Fegley (2019). Regulating Quack Medicine. Public Choice, 182(2), 1-14.

Fegley, Tate and Lisa Growette Bostaph (2018). Is Bigger Better? An Analysis of Economies of Scale and Market Power in Police Departments. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strate­gies and Management, 41(5), 578-592.

Fegley, Tate (2016). Kevin Carson and the Freed Market: Is His Left-Libertarian Vision Plausible? Libertarian Papers, 8(2), 273-292.

Fegley, Tate (2015). Land Of The Free, Home Of The Imprisoned: A Comparison Of Incarceration Rates Among The U.S. And Other Industrialized Nations. Political Dialogues: Journal of Political Theory. 19. 21-32.


Bustamante, P. Tate Fegley, Marcela Gomez, Ilia Murtazashvili, Stephanie Rose, and Martin Weiss. The People’s Airwaves: Radical Markets and the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

Bustamante, Pedro, Tate Fegley, Marcela Gomez, Ilia Murtazashvili, Stephanie Rose, and Martin Weiss. Radio Pirate Anarchy.

Fegley, Tate. Policing and Economic Calculation.


Everyone against Us: Public Defenders and the Making of American Justice by Allen Goodman

Criminal (In)Justice: What the Push for Decarceration and Depolicing Gets Wrong and Who It Hurts Most by Rafael A. Mangual

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarcerartion in America by Elizabeth Hinton


Fall 2023

Montreat College:

Introduction to Business 


Quantitative Methods 

Spring 2023

Montreat College:

Microeconomics (Syllabus)

Personal Finance (Syllabus)

The Political Economy of Policing (Syllabus)

Fall 2022

Montreat College:

Introduction to Business (Syllabus)

Macroeconomics (Syllabus)

Quantitative Methods (Syllabus)

Summer 2022

Bryan College: 

Public Finance (online course shell) (Syllabus)

Spring 2021

University of Pittsburgh: 

Senior Capstone - The Political Economy of Policing (Syllabus) (Evaluations)

Spring 2019  

George Mason University: 

International Economics (Syllabus) (Evaluations)

Fall 2018

George Mason University: 

International Economic Policy (Syllabus) (Evaluations)