"The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other people's money" - Margaret Thatcher
"The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design" - F.A. Hayek
I am a Professor of Economics at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
My research focuses on macroeconomics and economic history in general and the economics of the Great Depression in particular. I have authored two books, Reflections on the Great Depression and The Economics of the Great Depression: A Twenty-First Century Look Back at the Economics of the Interwar Era and edited The Seminal Works of the Great Depression all published by Edward Elgar. I am currently working on my fourth book Interwar Historical Antecedents of Modern Inflation Targeting and I am the co-editor (with Robert Whaples) of The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History and The Handbook of Modern Economic History (both in progress).
I have also traveled the country giving speeches on the state of the macroeconomy and other economic issues to many trade and business associations and conventions. When I am not thinking about the economy I am either chasing ducks, handicapping horses or arranging a fine dining experience.
Lastly, the opinions expressed on this blog are mine alone and do not reflect upon East Carolina University in any manner or way, in whole or in part, now and forever more.