Tom G. Palmer

Tom G. Palmer

Executive Vice President for International Programs at Atlas Network

Dr. Tom G. Palmer is executive vice president for international programs at Atlas Network, where he holds the George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty. He is co-author with Matt Warner of Development with Dignity: Self-Determination, Localization, and the End to Poverty (2022) and co-author with Bryan Cheang of Institutions and Economic Development (2023).

He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Before joining Cato, he was a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He is traveling extensively to work with NGOs promoting liberal democracy and locally-led economic development, which he has been doing since before the end of the USSR and its empire.

He has published in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and Foreign Policy, as well as in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

He received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. John’s College, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.