Dr. Paul Mueller is a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER). He is also a research fellow at the Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy as well as associate director of research for the Religious Liberty in the States project.
Previously, Dr. Mueller taught at The King's College in Manhattan as an assistant and associate professor of economics. He was also the academic director of their Summer Academy program for high schoolers and served briefly as chair of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program.
He has published articles in the Adam Smith Review, Econ Journal Watch, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, The Review of Austrian Economics, the Journal of Private Enterprise, and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.
Dr. Mueller has written a book on the 2008 Financial Crisis published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. His work has also appeared in popular outlets like USA Today, Fox News, and The Hill.
He has given talks or led seminars for the Institute for Humane Studies, the Acton Institute, the Commonweal Project, and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He wrote a series of columns about his dissertation on Adam Smith’s moral and political ideas for the Cato Institute.
Dr. Mueller’s intellectual interests include financial markets and financial crises, political economy, the Scottish Enlightenment, 19th century British liberalism (especially the works of Adam Smith), the Great Books tradition of the liberal arts, and Austrian economics.
He lives in Colorado with his family and runs a seasonal bed and breakfast called The Abbey.
Why the Conventional Wisdom about the 2008 Financial Crisis is Still Wrong: Ten Years Later, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, January 1, 2019.
Opposing Sketches of the Clergy as Literati during the Scottish Enlightenment: Hugh Blair and John Witherspoon, Fiorito, L., Scheall, S. and Suprinyak, C.E. (Ed.) Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, 2023, Vol. 41A: 99-117
Adam Smith on Moral Judgment: Why People Tend to Make Better Judgments Within Liberal Institutions, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2021, 184:813-825
Adam Smith's Impartial Spectator, Econ Journal Watch, 2016, 13(2): 312-318
Public and Private Institutions in the Federal Reserve, Journal of Private Enterprise, 2016, 31(3) Fall: 49-68
The Federal Reserve's Floor System: Immediate Gain for Remote Pain, Journal of Private Enterprise, 2016, 31(2) Summer:15-40 (With Joshua Wojnilower)
Adam Smith's Views on Consumption and Happiness, Adam Smith Review, 2014, Volume 8, 277-289
Adam Smith, Politics, and Natural Liberty, Journal of Private Enterprise, 2014, 29(3), 119-134
An Austrian View of Expectations and Business Cycles, Review of Austrian Economics, 2014, 27(2), 199-214
The Theory of Interpretive Frameworks, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 2013, 16(3), 331-352
The Next American Economy: Nation, State, and Markets in an Uncertain World, by Samuel Gregg, The University Bookman, 2022
Gambling with Other People's Money, by Russ Roberts, The Independent Review, 2019, 24(2): 108.
The Professor and the Infidel, by Dennis Rasmussen, The Independent Revew, 2018, 23 (2): 316.
Adam Smith: His Life, Thought, and Legacy, ed. by Ryan Hanley, EH.Net, 2016.
Review of How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, by Russell Roberts, Faith and Economics, 2015, 66: 182-187