Kyle Sweetland is a research analyst at Pacific Legal Foundation, where he provides original research and analysis on issues central to the foundation’s mission, which is to protect Americans’ constitutional rights from government interference. His goal is to inform the public on these issues using data.
Before joining PLF in 2023, Kyle spent eight years as a researcher at the Institute for Justice. There, he produced research and co-authored articles on food trucks, occupational licensing, and municipal fines and fees. His work has appeared in academic journals such as Economic Affairs, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, and Criminal Justice Policy Review. In addition to this, his work at IJ has been featured in media outlets such as the Courier-Journal, Neoliberal Podcast, and Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.
Originally from Indiana, Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics and public policy from Indiana University Southeast. When he is not fighting for individual liberty, he can be found training for his next running race, traveling overseas, or hiking in the mountains.