Bill Shughart, First J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice
This year, the Huntsman School welcomed Dr. William Shughart, the first J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice. A syndicated columnist and respected economist, Dr. Shughart has over 200 published scholarly articles, book chapters, and reviews. Dr. Shughart is also the editor of Public Choice, a distinguished public policy journal which will now be based at USU. Students in Dr. Shughart’s classes are challenged to think critically about how economics and law intersect, and he provides key insights that help them both understand and apply principles to real world issues. We’re honored at the Huntsman School to welcome Dr. Shughart; like so many professors in the school, he tasks his students to systematically study the world around them to develop vital critical thinking skills that prepare them to make effective, strategic decisions after they leave the Huntsman School.