Daniel Sutter

Daniel Sutter is Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University.
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The NCAA Cartel is Collapsing

By Daniel Sutter The unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision in NCAA v. Alston portends change for college sports.  This case involves education-related benefits and is separate from cases about athletes’ “name, image and likeness.”  The...

The Economics of Paying Ransom: Lessons for Cybercrime Policy

The cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline by the hacker group DarkSide disrupted gasoline supplies across the Southeast.  The company caused a stir by paying a 75 Bitcoin ransom to DarkSide.  America historically...

Is Inflation Finally Here?

The 12-month change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) exceeded 4% in April for the first time since 2008. Many economists have been predicting inflation following a 25% increase in the money...

New Study Makes Case for Occupational Licensing Reforms

By Daniel Sutter Occupational licensing involves government-imposed requirements for practitioners in different professions or what critics call government permission slips to work. Despite a lack of evidence of benefits to consumers, licensing has...

Can We Afford This Spending?

By Dan Sutter Washington borrowed $4 trillion in 2021, and national debt as a percentage of GDP is higher than at the end of World War II.  And the Biden administration is proposing...

New Perspectives on Inequality

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues.  According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality.  New research from the Johnson Center offers a...

New Perspectives on Inequality

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues.  According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality.  New research from the Johnson Center offers a...

Have Washington’s Stimulus Measures Saved the Economy?

President Joe Biden signed into law a massive, $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package last Thursday, the fourth major response to the pandemic. Did these measures save our economy from a protracted recession? Our...

How Much Did GDP Decline?

The COVID-19 pandemic reduced gross domestic product (GDP) by about 4 percent in 2020.  The virus also disrupted public education, with many schools still virtual.  The tabulation of GDP has missed the...

America’s Growing Political Divide Undermines Tolerance, Rule of Law

Americans faced a crucial choice during this week’s presidential election—a choice that will remain regardless of who is ultimately declared the winner of the presidency. Perhaps more significant than the contest between...

Daniel Sutter

Daniel Sutter is Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University.

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The NCAA Cartel is Collapsing

By Daniel Sutter The unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision in NCAA v. Alston portends change for college sports.  This case involves education-related benefits and is separate from...

The Economics of Paying Ransom: Lessons for Cybercrime Policy

The cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline by the hacker group DarkSide disrupted gasoline supplies across the Southeast.  The company caused a stir by paying...

Is Inflation Finally Here?

The 12-month change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) exceeded 4% in April for the first time since 2008. Many economists have been predicting...

New Study Makes Case for Occupational Licensing Reforms

By Daniel Sutter Occupational licensing involves government-imposed requirements for practitioners in different professions or what critics call government permission slips to work. Despite a lack...

Can We Afford This Spending?

By Dan Sutter Washington borrowed $4 trillion in 2021, and national debt as a percentage of GDP is higher than at the end of World...

New Perspectives on Inequality

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues.  According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality. ...

New Perspectives on Inequality

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues.  According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality. ...

Have Washington’s Stimulus Measures Saved the Economy?

President Joe Biden signed into law a massive, $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package last Thursday, the fourth major response to the pandemic. Did these...

How Much Did GDP Decline?

The COVID-19 pandemic reduced gross domestic product (GDP) by about 4 percent in 2020.  The virus also disrupted public education, with many schools still...

America’s Growing Political Divide Undermines Tolerance, Rule of Law

Americans faced a crucial choice during this week’s presidential election—a choice that will remain regardless of who is ultimately declared the winner of the...