top of page

Before joining Texas Tech University in September 2017, Prof. Grier was a President's Professor at the University of Oklahoma.


Prof. Grier has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals including The American Political Science Review, The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Monetary Economics, The Journal of Development Economics, and The Journal of Law and Economics. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 8,500 times.

His teaching interests include the political economy of development, American politics, and the causal interference.


Prof. Grier earned his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. He was an assistant, then associate professor at George Mason University and an affiliate of the Center for Study of Public Choice. He has also taught at Tulane University and the Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. He's been a visiting professor at CALTECH and Duke. Professor Grier is a past co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal.

Professor Grier lives in Lubbock with his wife Robin and their dogs Paco and Diego, but when school is out, you can find them all in Santa Fe, New Mexico!

bottom of page