Art Carden is Associate Professor of Economics at Samford University's Brock School of Business effective August 2015. In addition, he is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, a Senior Fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute. His research has appeared in the Journal of Urban Economics, the Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, Public Choice, andContemporary Economic Policy, and his commentaries have appeared in Forbes, USA Today, and many other outlets. Before joining the faculty at Samford, he taught economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and three children.