Doug Rogers was an Economist and Research Scholar of great insight who inspired many others with his enthusiasm, integrity, humor and humility.
Dr. Rogers graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics in 2007 from West Virginia University and entered the graduate program at George Mason University pursuing his PhD in Economics. He was awarded the Israel M. Kirzner Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Austrian Economics for his “Organizing Crime: Towards a Theory of the Criminal Firm.” His research was published in 2012 in the Supreme Court Economic Review, Vol20, as the integral component of “ Organizing Crime”, by Dr. Peter Leeson. His other publications include: “Violence, Access and Competition in the Market for Protection”, March 2013 European Journal of Political Economics, “ Why Governments Fail” written collaboratively with Dr. Peter Boettke for The Adam Smith Institute, and a book review of Peter Ubel’s book, Free Market Madness. Additionally, Doug served as Research Assistant for Dr. Peter Leeson’s book, The Invisible Hook.
“Tis a gift to be simple. Tis a gift to be free. Tis a gift to come down to where we ought to be. Tis a gift to love and have that love returned. Tis a gift to be taught and richer gift to learn” …Simple gifts, an enduring part of Doug’s legacy.