Jason Brennan

Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor

Jason Brennan (Ph.D., 2007, University of Arizona) is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Starting in Spring 2018, concurrent with his position at Georgetown, he will be Research Professor at the University of Arizona's Freedom Center and Department of Political Economy and Moral Science. He specializes in politics, philosophy, and economics.

He is the author of ten books: Cracks in the Ivory Tower, with Phil Magness (Oxford University Press, forthcoming May 2019), When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice (Princeton University Press, 2018); In Defense of Openness: Why Global Freedom Is the Humane Solution to Global Poverty (Oxford University Press, 2018), with Bas van der Vossen; Against Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2016); Markets without Limits, with Peter Jaworski (Routledge Press, 2016); Compulsory Voting: For and Against, with Lisa Hill (Cambridge University Press, 2014); Why Not Capitalism? (Routledge Press, 2014); Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2012); The Ethics of Voting (Princeton University Press, 2011); and A Brief History of Liberty (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), with David Schmidtz. He is the editor, along with David Schmidtz and Bas Van der Vossen, of the Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism (Routledge, 2017).

He currently has five books under contract:
1. Injustice for All: How Financial Incentives Created America's Dysfunctional Criminal Justice System and How to Fix It, with Chris Surprenant, for Routledge Press.
2. Business Ethics for Better Behavior, with Bill English, John Hasnas, and Peter Jaworski, for Oxford University Press. 
3. It's OK to Want Money, under contract wth Routledge Press for their new The Ethics of How We Live series.
4. Debating Capitalism, with Dick Arneson, for Oxford University Press. 
5. Good Work If You Can Get It: How to Succeed in Academia, for Johns Hopkins University Press.

He has published papers in Ethics, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Quarterly, Social Philosophy and Policy, Journal of Medical Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics, Ratio, and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, among many others. 

His books have been translated nineteen times, into Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, German, Italian, Polish, Greek, Mongolian, Georgian, and Swedish. Gegen Demokratie (Ullstein, 2017), the German translation of Against Democracy, was #33 on Der Spiegel's bestseller list.




Field of Study
Political Economy
Political Science