Faculty Bios

Bruce Caldwell is a Research Professor of Economics and the Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. He is the author of Beyond Positivism: Economic Methodology in the 20th Century (1982), and of Hayek's Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek (2004). Since 2002 he has served as the General Editor of The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, a multi-volume collection of Hayek’s writings. He is a past president of the History of Economics Society and of the Southern Economic Association. In his spare time he enjoys tennis and golf.
  Ross Emmett teaches at James Madison College (an undergraduate liberal arts college of public and international affairs) at Michigan State University. An economist with a research specialization in Frank H. Knight and the history of Chicago economics, he teaches at the intersection of economic thought and political thought. He has been a visiting professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (2008 and 2009) and the Center for the Study of Public Choice at George Mason University (2000), and was a Julian Simon Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana in summer 2005. His book Frank Knight and the Chicago School in the History of American Economics was published by Routledge in 2009. He has edited five multi-volume collections, including the Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics (2010).
Kevin Hoover is Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Duke University. Educated at the College of William and Mary, the University of St. Andrews, and Balliol College, Oxford, he has previously held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, University of Oxford (Balliol College, Nuffield College, and Lady Margaret Hall), and the University of California, Davis. He is past president of the History of Economics Society, past chairman of the International Network for Economic Method, past editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology, and current editor of the journal History of Political Economy. He is the author of more than one hundred books and articles in a variety of areas, including the history of economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics, and the methodology and philosophy of economics and econometrics.
  Steven G. Medema is Professor of Economics, President's Teaching Scholar, and the Director of the University Honors and Leadership Program at the university of Colorado Denver.  He received his B.A. from Calvin College and his PhD from the Michigan State University.  Dr. Medema is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles, including The Hesitant Hand:  Taming Self-Interest in the History of Economic Ideas (Princeton, 2009) and Economics and the Law:  From Posner to Post Mondernism and Beyond (Princeton, 2006).  He served as Editor of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought from 1999-2008 and as President of the History of Economics Society in 2009-10.  Dr. Medema's current research project explores the history of the use of the Coase theorem in economics, law and beyond.