Econ in Unexpected Places
Paul F. Cwik
Dr. Paul F. Cwik is a Professor of Economics at Mount Olive College; and for the 2013/14 year, he taught the BB&T classes on Free Enterprise at North Carolina State University. He has earned a B.A. from Hillsdale College, Michigan, an M.A. from Tulane University in Louisiana, and a Ph.D. from Auburn University in Alabama. He has taught classes at several colleges and universities such as Auburn University, Campbell University and Walsh College. He has been published in academic journals that include: The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
, Economic Affairs
, New Perspectives on Political Economy
, Business Ethics: A European Review
, as well as for the Mises Institute’s web pages, the Cobden Centre, and, of course, The Freeman
. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, his son (8), and two daughters (7 and 2.5 years).
Angela Dills is Associate Professor of Economics at Providence College where she teaches introduction to microeconomics, managerial economics, labor economics, and a seminar on markets & morality. She previously held faculty positions at Clemson University, Mercer University, and Wellesley College. She received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University. Specializing in the economics of crime, education, and health, her research focuses on policy issues such as alcohol prohibition, school choice, accountability, peer effects, and college quality. This research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, Economic Inquiry, American Law and Economic Review, and the Economics of Education Review. She lives in Providence, RI with her economist-husband, Sean Mulholland, and two sons.
Brian Brenberg teaches classes in business and economics at The King’s College. Prior to joining the King’s faculty, he held positions in the medical device and financial services industries, as well as public policy research. He earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
In addition to his teaching at King’s, Professor Brenberg has written for USA Today, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, and WORLD Magazine, and has appeared on CNBC, FOX Business Television, FOX News Radio, and The Blaze.
He resides in New York City with his wife, Krista, and their three children.
Free the World
Michael Clark received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in January of 2011. His dissertation focused on the rhetoric of liberty in Adam Smith. His committee consisted of 3 prominent libertarians: Tyler Cowen, Peter Boettke, and Daniel Klein. Currently, he is in his third year as an assistant professor at Hillsdale College. At Hillsdale, Michael has been an active member of the faculty teaching a variety of classes, running the economics honorary, engaging in non-classroom events, and becoming the personal advisor for many students. His hard work has led him at a very early stage of his career to be selected as Hillsdale College's Wallace and Marion Reemelin Chair in Free-Market Economics. Previously, he has taught at the University of Baltimore. At the University of Baltimore, Michael taught to students in the MBA program and to undergraduates. His consistently high student evaluations earned him a University of Baltimore School of Business top teacher award in 2009. While his passion lies in the classroom, his research has also been fruitful. He has three co-authored publications and one published book review. His research focuses on political economy and Adam Smith.
Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar at George Mason University. His primary research interests include econometrics and public policy. Davies has authored over 100 op-eds in over thirty newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and Philadelphia Inquirer, and is a regular columnist for Forbes, US News, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He is a frequent lecturer at policy conferences on Capitol Hill. In addition to teaching at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels, Dr. Davies was Chief Analytics Officer at Parabon Computation, President and co-founder of Paragon Software (now Take-Two Interactive), and co-founder and Chief Analytics Officer at Repliqa (now indiePub Games). Dr. Davies earned his B.S. in Economics from Saint Vincent College, and Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.
Patrick A. McLaughlin
Patrick A. McLaughlin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he co-founded RegData. His research focuses on regulations and the regulatory process, and he has published peer-reviewed articles on several topics related to regulation and governance, including administrative law, regulatory economics, law and economics, public choice, environmental economics, and international trade. Prior to joining Mercatus, Dr. McLaughlin served as a Senior Economist at the Federal Railroad Administration in the United States Department of Transportation. Dr. McLaughlin holds a Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University. He lives in Arlington, VA, with his wife, two cats, and a dog that weighs more than his wife and two cats combined.
Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute, where she develops and commissions research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. She is a visiting professor at Georgetown University and George Mason University and teaches at the Institute for World Politics. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy. She served as the Associate Director for the Program in Economics, Politics, and the Law at the James M. Buchanan Center at George Mason University.
Dr. Rathbone Bradley’s academic work focuses on: the political economy of terrorism with specific emphasis on the industrial organization of al-Qaeda. Her academic research has been published in scholarly journals and edited volumes. She is currently working on a book that analyzes the political economy of al-Qaeda post 9/11. Based on her academic research she also worked as an Economic Analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Terrorism Analysis.
Dr. Rathbone Bradley received her Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2006 during which time she was a James M. Buchanan Scholar.
Sherri L. Wall
Sherri L. Wall has taught economics in the School of Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) since 2006. She is the founding faculty advisor the student organization SWEET (Students Who Enjoy Economic Thinking). In 2008, she was recognized as outstanding faculty member of the year by the UAF student body, and in 2010, outstanding student organization advisor.
Sherri has a Master’s of Science in Resource and Applied economics, and is completing her Ph.D. through a National Science Foundation fellowship. Her research interests include the economics of climate change in Alaska, institutional economics and economic education. She is co-author of McGraw-Hill’s The Economy Today, 13e, a popular principles of economics textbook. In her spare time, she finds great utility in enjoying the outdoor recreational opportunities in Alaska including flying with her husband, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing and trail running. She and her husband have three grown married sons and four grandsons.
Intro to the Real World
Bruce Rottman has taught Economics, History, and American Government since 1980 in private schools in Florida, Washington, Wisconsin, and California. He has won several prizes for excellence in economic education and was a Heritage Foundation Salvatori Fellow and Lambe Fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies. He lectures for FEE and for Libertopia, runs a Dead Economists Society, and currently teaches in at a private school in sunny Santa Barbara, California.
A FEE (’97) alumnus, Sean Mulholland is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts and an Affiliated Senior Scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University where he is a lead scholar on the Mercatus Center’s Regulatory Report Card Project. He has previously held faculty positions at Mercer University, Moravian College, and Auburn University - Montgomery. He has served as a faculty mentor at seminars sponsored by the Institute for Human Studies (IHS), filmed short clips for IHS’s LearnLiberty project, and led discussions at the Center for Excellence in Education’s Research Science Institute at MIT. Specializing in economic growth, environmental economics, law and economics, and public choice, his work has appeared in the Journal of Economic Growth
, Public Choice
, Economics Letters
, Education Economics
, and the Villanova Law Review
. Born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, Mulholland lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife, Providence College economist, Angela K. Dills and their two sons. In his free time he likes to play with his kids and watch Clemson University sports.
Isaac Morehouse is an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. He is the founder and CEO of Praxis
, an intensive ten-month program combining real world business experience with the best of online education for those who want more than college.
Isaac previously worked at the Institute for Humane Studies where he raised support for the institute’s programs, mentored students, and directed educational programs. Prior to IHS, Isaac was at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy where he created and directed Students for a Free Economy. Morehouse loves connecting people and helping them discover and realize their dreams. He’s been involved in a number of business and non-profit start-ups, run a taxpayer advocacy group, and played in a very mediocre band in college.
Isaac writes, speaks and teaches on entrepreneurship, economics, philosophy, freedom, communication skills, how to change the world and an assortment of other topics. He holds a master’s degree in economics with a focus on the Austrian School from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Western Michigan University (though he feels the latter was a waste of time and money).
Morehouse lives in lovely Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife and kids. When he’s not travelling the country, he can be found smoking cigars, playing guitars, singing, reading, writing, getting angry watching sports teams from his home state of Michigan, or playing at the beach. You can find him on Facebook if you want to know more or strike up a conversation.
Lynne Kiesling is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. She is the author or co-author of many academic journal articles, book chapters, policy studies, and public interest comments, most of which analyze electricity policy and market design issues relating to regulation and technological change. She has provided expert testimony in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the New York Public Service Commission. She also teaches undergraduate courses in principles of economics, energy economics, environmental economics, antitrust and regulation, and the history of economic thought, and she writes about economics as the editor/owner at the website Knowledge Problem.
Lynne has a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Her previous appointments include Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary, Manager, Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Director of Economic Policy, Reason Foundation, and Research Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University.