Stephen Davies

Program Officer

Stephen Davies

Steve Davies is Program Officer at the Institute for Humane Studies. Dr. Davies is also Education Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London.

Dr. Davies formerly was Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Economic History at Manchester Metropolitan University. He worked at IHS before, in 1991 and in 1992-93, and taught at many Summer Seminars and events over the years. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green University, Ohio.

A historian, he graduated from St Andrews University in Scotland in 1976 and gained his PhD from the same institution in 1984. He was co-editor with Nigel Ashford of The Dictionary of Conservative and Libertarian Thought (Routledge, 1991) and wrote several entries for The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism edited by Ronald Hamowy (Sage, 2008), including the general introduction. He is also the author of Empiricism and History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and of several articles and essays on topics including the private provision of public goods and the history of crime and criminal justice. He has recently completed a book on the history of the world since 1250 and the origins of modernity. Among his other interests are science fiction and the fortunes of Manchester City.

Dr. Davies works on many of the Institute's educational programs, teaches at summer seminars, liaises with the IHS faculty network, and provides academic career advice and support to graduate students.