Todd Nesbit
Todd Nesbit
Assistant Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Economics
Curriculum Vitae


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Dr. Nesbit earned BS degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Capital University and a PhD in economics from West Virginia University. He is an Assistant Professor of Economics and the Associate Director for the Institute for the Study of Political Economy in the Miller College of Business. Prior to coming to Ball State University, he held academic positions at The Ohio State University, College of Charleston, Penn State-Erie, and Wabash College. He is a member of the Board of Scholars for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Dr. Nesbit’s primary research interest is in public policy issues, specifically excise taxation and sports policy. Dr. Nesbit has authored 17 peer-reviewed professional publications. His work appears in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Southern Economic JournalPublic Budgeting and Finance, and the Journal of Sports Economics, among others. He is the co-editor of two books: For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century and Regulation and Economic Opportunity: Blueprints for Reform. He recently had two Wall Street Journal op-eds published within 12 months (April ‘22 and March ‘23).

Dr. Nesbit leads ISPE’s Buchanan Scholars program, and organizes the annual Horwitz Nobel Prize Panel. He also leads two academic conferences each May at BSU Fishers: Midwest Classical Liberals Conference and Midwest Institutes Conference.


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