2014 Summer Research Colloquium
Economics, George Mason University
Peter J. Boettke is a professor of economics at George Mason University, the Deputy Director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, and the Research Director of the Global Prosperity Initiative at the Mercatus Center. Dr. Boettke has won teaching awards including the Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching from New York University. He received his BA in economics from Grove City College and his PhD in economics from George Mason University. Before joining the faculty at George Mason University in 1998, he held faculty positions at Oakland University, Manhattan College, and New York University.
Economics and Business, Samford University
Art Carden is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, he is an Adjunct Fellow with the Independent Institute, a Senior Fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research in 2008, 2009, and 2011 and has had the honor of teaching in summer programs sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies and the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He also contributes weekly commentaries to Forbes.com. His research has appeared in journals like the Journal of Urban Economics, Public Choice, Contemporary Economic Policy, and Business and Politics, and his commentaries have appeared on Mises.org and ForeignPolicy.com as well as in newspapers like the Tennessean, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Orlando Business Journal, and numerous other outlets.
Political Theory, McGill University
Jacob Levy's research interests include multiculturalism, ethnicity, and nationalism; early modern and Enlightenment political thought; constitutionalism and jurisprudence; and federalism and pluralism. He is Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University, a position he has held since 2006. He wrote The Multiculturalism of Fear (Oxford University Press) and articles in journals including The American Political Science Review, Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Nomos, and Social Philosophy and Policy as well as numerous contributed chapters to edited volumes. He holds a BA from Brown Unversity (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) with honors in Political Science; an MA and PhD in Politics from Princeton Universty; and an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Philosophy, University of Arizona
David Schmidtz has lectured at more than 50 universities, in 20 countries, on six continents. He is author of Rational Choice and Moral Agency, Elements of Justice, and Person, Polis, Planet. He recently published, with Jason Brennan, A Brief History of Liberty.