Abigail Hall Blanco is an associate professor in economics at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. She is also an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, an affiliated scholar with the Foundation for Economic Education and a senior fellow at the Pegasus Institute in Louisville, Kentucky She earned my PhD in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 2015.
Blanco’s work includes topics surrounding militarism, the U.S. military, and national defense, including, domestic police militarization, domestic extremism, arm sales, weapons as foreign aid, the cost of military mobilization, and the political economy of military technology. She has written extensively on the domestic consequences of foreign intervention and the economics of propaganda. Her current research relates to the economics of terrorism, illicit markets, and militarization.