Lowell E. Gallaway is research fellow at the Independent Institute and distinguished professor of economics, Ohio University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois. He has been staff economist, Joint Economic Committee of the Congress of the U.S.; chief, Analytic Studies Section, Social Security Administration; and has taught at the Colorado State University, Lund University, University of Minnesota, University of New South Wales, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania and University of Texas. He is the author of The Retirement Decision, Interindustry Labor Mobility in the United States, Geographic Labor Mobility in the United States, Manpower Economics, Poverty in America, The Role of Wealth in American Society (with R. Vedder), and The Effect of Immigration on Unemployment and Economic Growth in the United States (with S. Moore and R. Vedder). His articles have appeared in such journals as American Economic Review, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Business History Review, Economy and History, Explorations in Economic History, Growth and Change, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Business, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Political Economy, Labor History, National Tax Journal, Public Choice, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Southern Economic Review, Swedish Journal of Economics and Social Security Bulletin.
Richard K. Vedder is research fellow at the Independent Institute and distinguished professor of economics and faculty associate, Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois. He has taught at the University of Colorado, Claremont Men's College, and MARA Institute of Technology. He is the author of The American Economy in Historical Perspective and Poverty, Income Distribution, the Family and Public Policy (with L. Gallaway), and co-editor of Essays in Nineteenth Century Economic History, Essays in the Economy of the Old Northwest, and Variations in Business and Economic History. A contributor to numerous scholarly volumes, his articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as Agricultural History, Business History Review, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry, Economy and History, Explorations in Economic History, Growth and Change, Journal of Economic History, South African Journal of Economics, Public Choice, and Research in Economic History.