My (Currently Dormant) Blog on Practical Wisdom
Greetings, and welcome to my website.
I am a Professor of Economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business. My first book, co-authored with Deirdre McCloskey and titled Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World, is available from Amazon and elsewhere.
I wear a lot of other hats and work with a lot of other organizations, as well. I am a Senior Fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research, a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, a Senior Fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute. I’m also a member of the Foundation for Economic Education‘s Faculty Network.
My research has appeared in Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, Public Choice, and Contemporary Economic Policy, and my commentaries and other articles have appeared in Forbes, Productive, USA Today, Black Belt, and many other outlets. I currently serve as co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal.
I earned a BS and MA from the University of Alabama and an AM and PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis.
Before joining the faculty at Samford, I taught economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. I live in Birmingham, Alabama with my wife, our three children, a dog, and a rabbit.
The views expressed on this website are mine and do not in any way constitute the official views of Samford University, the Brock School of Business, the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, the Mises Institute, the Independent Institute, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the American Institute for Economic Research, or any organization with which I am or have ever been affiliated.