Abigail Blanco


(813) 257-3175




401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

JS 306

Meet Abigail Blanco

Assistant Professor, Economics

Education: 2011 Bellarmine University, B.A.
2011 Bellarmine University, B.A.
2013 George Mason University, M.A.
2015 George Mason University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Principles of Microeconomics

Career Specialties: Abigail Hall's work focuses on topics surrounding the U.S. military and national defense. She has worked on issues including domestic police militarization, arm sales, weapons as foreign aid and imperialism. Her dissertation research centered on the political economy of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones.

Professional and Community Activities: Hall is currently working on a book project with a coauthor that examines how foreign interventions conducted by the U.S. government abroad have impacted domestic economic, political and social institutions and how these changes have negatively impacted U.S. citizens.

Her previous work has been included in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including; Public Choice, Defence and Peace Economics, Advances in Austrian Economics, Review of Austrian Economics, The Independent Review, Atlantic Economic Review, and The Journal of Private Enterprise.

She is a research fellow with the Independent Institute and contributes regularly to their blog, The Beacon. Her popular press pieces have been featured in outlets such as Newsweek, The Hill, The Daily Caller, The American Thinker, and the nationally-syndicated McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

Honors and Awards: F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Book Fellowship (2015)
William P. Snavley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies (2015)
Association of Private Enterprise Young Scholar Award (2013, 2014, 2015)
Don Lavoie Memorial Essay Competition Award Winner (2014)