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T. Norman Van Cott received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1969. Before joining Ball State University in 1977, he taught at the University of New Mexico (1968-1972) and West Georgia College (1972-1977). He was chairperson of the economics department at Ball State University from 1985 to 1998. His fields of interest revolve around issues in public finance and international economics. His more recent professional publications have appeared in the Journal of Legal Studies, theIndependent Review, Econ Journal Watch, Constitutional Political Economy, and Economic Inquiry.