Abby Hall Blanco



Areas of interest:

International Affairs | Criminal Justice | Immigration | Civil Liberties


Abigail Hall is an Associate Professor of Economics at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. She is an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, an affiliated scholar with the Foundation for Economic Education, and a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute. Hall is the coauthor of Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism, published by Stanford University Press in 2018. Her work includes topics surrounding the U.S. military and national defense, including, domestic police militarization, arm sales, weapons as foreign aid, the cost of military mobilization, and the political economy of military technology.

Blanco’s most recent book is Manufacturing Militarism: U.S. Government Propaganda in the War on Terror (August 2021)

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