Tate Fegley

Tate Fegley

Tate Fegley

Graduate Lecturer

Graduate Research Assistant

Austrian economics, public choice economics, and the political economy of criminal justice

Tate Fegley is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. Tate has a BA in economics, a BS in criminal justice, and an MA in criminal justice, all from Boise State University. He has worked as a graduate assistant at the Public Policy Research Center at Boise State University and as a Legal Analyst at the Center for Prosecutor Integrity. 

Selected Publications

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

Fegley, Tate and Lisa Growette Bosttaph (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), 286-292.

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.

Expanded Publication List

Working Papers

Fegley, Tate (2019). Police Unions and Officer Accountability. Revise and resubmit at The Independent Re­view.

Fegley, Tate. Institutional Incentives and Community Policing.


Fegley, Tate. Policing and Economic Calculation.

 

Grants and Fellowships

Fellowships 

2019-'20, Graduate fellow, F.A. Hayek Advanced Program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, George Mason University

2019-'20, Humane Studies fellow, Institute for Humane Studies

2018-'19, Graduate fellow, F.A. Hayek Advanced Program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, George Mason University

2018-'19, Humane Studies fellow, Institute for Humane Studies

2018 Summer fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute

2017-'18, Graduate fellow, F.A. Hayek Advanced Program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, George Mason University

2016-'17, Graduate fellow, F.A. Hayek Advanced Program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, George Mason University

2016, Summer fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute

2015, Summer fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute

2015 Spring, Research Assistant, Public Policy Research Center, Boise State University

Awards

2018, 2nd Place, Hayek Essay Contest, Mont Pelerin Society

2018, 1st Place, Grant Aldrich Graduate Student Essay Prize, Ludwig von Mises Institute

2017, 1st Place, Paper Competition, Austrian Student Scholars Conference

2015, 1st Place, Graduate Paper Competition, Alpha Phi Sigma

2015, 2nd Place, Graduate Specific Knowledge Exam, Alpha Phi Sigma

2011, 2nd Place, Undergraduate Paper Competition, Alpha Phi Sigma

2011, 1st Place, Undergraduate General Knowledge Exam, Alpha Phi Sigma

2010, 1st Place, Phi Kappa Phi Paper Competition

 

 

 

Courses Taught

International Economics (ECON 390), George Mason University, Department of Economics, Spring 2019

International Economic Policy (ECON 385), George Mason University, Department of Economics, Fall 2018

 

Education

PhD in Economics, George Mason University, 2020 expected

MS in Economics, George Mason University, 2017

MA in Criminal Justice, Boise State University, 2016

BA in Economics, BS in Criminal Justice, Boise State University, 2011

Recent Presentations

Presentations

Privatizing the Police. Liberty Forum, Manchester, NH, 2019

Is Police Misconduct a Problem in the United States? Friday Forum, Honor's College, Boise State University, 2014

Conference Papers

Tate Fegley (2019). The Allocation of Police Resources. Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference, Nassau, Bahamas.

Dominiak, Lukasz and Tate Fegley (2019). Should Libertarians Reject the Title Transfer Theory of Contracts? Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn, AL.

Fegley, Tate (2018). Is Policing a Public Good? Southern Economics Association, Washington, D.C.

Fegley, Tate (2018). Competition in Policing as a Hayekian Discovery Process.  Mont Pelerin Soci­ety, Gran Canaria, Spain.

Fegley, Tate (2018). Policing and Economic Calculation. Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn, AL.

Fegley, Tate (2017). The Ultra-Ultra Minimal State: A Reformulation of the Minarchist State. Aus­trian Economics Research Conference, Auburn, AL.

Fegley, Tate (2017). Policing and Economic Calculation. Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City, PA.

Fegley, Tate (2015). Incorporating Public Choice Theory into the Study of Policing: How Looking Outward at Private Policing Can Improve Community Policing. Academy of Criminal Justice Sci­ences, Orlando, FL.

Fegley, Tate (2011). Land of the Free, Home of the Imprisoned: A Comparison of Incarceration Rates among the United States and Other Industrialized Nations. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Canada.