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Andrew P. Morriss

Andrew P. Morriss

Andrew P. Morriss is the Dean of the School of Innovation, Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and professor at the School of Law at Texas A&M University. Morriss is the author or coauthor of more than 50 scholarly articles, books, and book chapters.

Morriss earned his A.B. from Princeton University and a M.A. in Public Affairs and a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After law school, Morriss clerked for U.S. District Judge Harold Barefoot Sanders, Jr. in the Northern District of Texas and worked for two years at Texas Rural Legal Aid in Hereford and Plainview, Texas.

His primary areas of research are international financial centers, regulation of business and the environment, and empirical legal studies. Professor Morriss has taught in the Cayman Islands, China, Guatemala, Guernsey, Greece, Hong Kong, Jersey, and Venezuela and lectured in Cambodia, Italy, Nepal, and the United Kingdom. He is affiliated with the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University and the Property and Environment Research Center, Bozeman, Montana. He previously served as Dean of the Texas A&M School of Law and held the D. Paul & Charlene A. Jones Chair in Law at the University of Alabama, the H. Ross & Helen Workman Professor of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Galen J. Roush Professor of Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author or coauthor of more than sixty book chapters and scholarly articles as well as the coauthor of Regulation by Litigation (Yale University Press) and The False Promise of Green Energy (Cato Institute).