Tate Fegley

Tate Fegley

Post-Doctoral Associate

Center for Governance and Markets, University of Pittsburgh

Email: tatefegley [at] protonmail.com

I study political economy with a focus on law and criminal justice institutions. My work has appeared in economics and criminal justice journals including Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, and Policing: An International Journal of Strategies and Management.



Crepelle, Adam, Tate Fegley, Ilia Murtazashvili, and Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili (forthcoming). Community Policing on American Indian Reservations: A Preliminary Investigation. Journal of Institutional Economics.

Fegley, Tate (2021). Institutional Incentives and Community Policing. Journal of Institutional Economics, 17(4), 701-715.

Fegley, Tate and Karl-Friedrich Israel (2020). The Disutility of Labor. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 23(2), 171-179.

Fegley, Tate (2020). Police Unions and Officer Privileges. The Independent Re­view, 25(2), 1-22.

Leeson, Peter T., M. Scott King and Tate Fegley (2019). Regulating Quack Medicine. Public Choice, 182(2), 1-14.

Fegley, Tate and Lisa Growette Bostaph (2018). Is Bigger Better? An Analysis of Economies of Scale and Market Power in Police Departments. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strate­gies and Management, 41(5), 578-592.

Fegley, Tate (2016). Kevin Carson and the Freed Market: Is His Left-Libertarian Vision Plausible? Libertarian Papers, 8(2), 273-292.

Fegley, Tate (2015). Land Of The Free, Home Of The Imprisoned: A Comparison Of Incarceration Rates Among The U.S. And Other Industrialized Nations. Political Dialogues: Journal of Political Theory. 19. 21-32.


Bustamante, P. Tate Fegley, Marcela Gomez, Ilia Murtazashvili, Stephanie Rose, and Martin Weiss. The People’s Airwaves: Radical Markets and the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

Bustamante, Pedro, Tate Fegley, Marcela Gomez, Ilia Murtazashvili, Stephanie Rose, and Martin Weiss. Radio Pirate Anarchy.

Dominiak, Lukasz and Tate Fegley. Should Libertarians Reject the Title Transfer Theory of Contracts?

Fegley, Tate. Policing and Economic Calculation.

Fegley, Tate, Kristoffer Mousten Hansen and Karl-Friedrich Israel. A Causal-Realist Analysis of Deadweight Loss from Taxation.

Fegley, Tate and Ilia Murtazashvili. Public Choice and Police Reform. Revise and resubmit at Public Choice.

Lambert, Karras and Tate Fegley. A Note on the Data and Preconditions of Economic Calculation in Light of “Big Data” and Artificial Intelligence. Revise and resubmit at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.


Spring 2021

University of Pittsburgh: Senior Capstone - The Political Economy of Policing (Syllabus) (Evaluations)

Spring 2019

George Mason University: International Economics (Syllabus) (Evaluations)

Fall 2018

George Mason University: International Economic Policy (Syllabus) (Evaluations)