Mark Brandly is an associate professor of economics at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He received his B.S. in mathematics from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University. Prior to teaching at Ferris State University, Professor Brandly taught at Taylor University and Ball State University. He is an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and a cofounder of Brandly Oilman Consultants, Inc. Dr. Brandly has published papers on public finance theory and environmental issues. His current research focuses on various topics in public economics and international trade theory.