Taylor P. Stevenson is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and
Finance at East Tennessee State University.
Professor Stevenson was raised in Florence, Alabama. After graduating from Coffee
High School, he attended the University of North Alabama where he received a Bachelor
of Business Administration degree in Economics in 1998. He was awarded his Ph.D.
from the University of Mississippi in 2004.
Stevenson has taught at ETSU since 2008. Prior to coming to ETSU, he worked as an
Assistant Professor of Economics from 2005-2008 at Austin Peay State University. From
2004-2005, Dr. Stevenson also worked at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as an Assistant Professor
of Economics. While at the University of Mississippi, Stevenson served as an Instructor
of Economics from 2001-2004.
Dr. Stevenson was published in the Public Finance Review in 2006 with "Smoke and Mirrors:
The Political Economy of the Tobacco Settlements," with William F. Shughart II. In
2007, “Remuneration vs. Re-election: A Senatorial Balancing Act,” with Jim F. Couch
and Bret King was published in the Cato Journal. The Southwestern Journal of Economics
published his work “No such thing as a free kick: A market for wagers,” with Dan Meyer
in 2009. His latest publication in the Journal of Business, Industry and Economics
is titled “Campaign finance reform: Promoting competition or protecting competitors?”
with Lesley Davidson.
The courses Dr. Stevenson teaches include Economics and Society, Quantitative Methods
for Business I, and Public Economics.
Taylor Stevenson and his wife, Elizabeth, have three sons: Cooper, Cole, and Carson.
Currently, they reside in Johnson City.