Faculty Bios

Angus Burgin is Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.  He is the author of The Great Persuasion:  Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression (Harvard, 2012), which won the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians and the Joseph Spengler Prize from the History of Economics Society.  His articles have appeared in Modern Intellectual History, History of Political Economy, and elsewhere, and he is an executive editor of the book series Intellectual History of the Modern Age (University of Pennsylvania Press).  He is currently working on an intellectual history of postindustrialism.  

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), of Hayek's Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek (2004), and since 2002 has served as the General Editor of The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, a multi-volume collection of Hayek’s writings. A past president of the History of Economics Society and of the Southern Economic Association, he is currently working on a family-authorized  biography of Hayek. When he's not working on Hayek, he doesn't know what to do, but sometimes he fills his time with tennis and golf.
Craufurd Goodwin is James B. Duke professor of economics emeritus at Duke University.  In past years, he has also been a visiting professor at Cambridge University and the Australian National University.  He was named a Smuts Fellow at Cambridge University and a Guggenhein Fellow.  He specializes in the history of economic thought and policy, and over the past four decades has co-authored or edited over one hundred works.  Recent articles include "The History of Economic Thought": and "Economics and the Study of War" in the second edition of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, and "Ecologist Meets Economics: Aldo Leopold" in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought.  His book Walter Lippmann: Public Economist was published by the Harvard University Press in 2014.  He is past president and distinguished fellow of the History of Economics Society.



Duncan Foley is Leo Model Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research.  He has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Barnard College of Columbia University and published extensively in the fields of mathematical economics, Marxist economics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, the history of economic thought, economic distribution, stability, sustainability, and development.  Lance Taylor and her are the 2015 recipients of the Leontief Prize of Tufts University's Global Development and Environmental Institute.


Tim Leonard is Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University, where he is also Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Economics.  He is a two-time winner of the Richard D. Quandt Prize for outstanding teaching in the Department of Economics.  His recent scholarship has focused upon American economics, and American economic reform in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.  Princeton University Press published his book, Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics and American Economics in the Progressive Era, in January 2016.
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 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 Modernism 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.
  Eddie Nik-Khah is Associate Professor of Economics at Roanoke College.  He received his BA in Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science from Rockhurst University and his MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.  For his research on the political economy of market design, the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy awarded him the K. William Kapp Prize.  He has completed research on interactions between the Chicago School of Economics, the pharmaceutical industry, and phamaceutical science, the neoliberal origins of economic imperialism, the distinctive role of George Stigler as architect of the Chicago School, and the tensions emerging from economists' assumption of a professional identity as designers of markets.  He is currently writing a book with Philip Mirowski on the history of knowledge and information in twentieth century economics.
Maria Pia Paganelli is an Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity University. She received her B.A./M.A. from the Catholic University of Milan (Italy), and her PhD from George Mason University. Dr. Paganelli works on Adam Smith, David Hume, 18th century monetary theories, and the links between the Scottish Enlightenment and behavioral economics. She is the author or numerous articles and the co-edited the Oxford Handbook on Adam Smith. She currently serves as the Vice President of the History of Economic Society and as the book review editor for the Journal of the History of Economic Thought.
Nick Phillipson worked in the University of Edinburgh until his retirement in 2004.  He is the author of Adam Smith:  An Enlightened Life, and David Hume: The Philosopher as Historian.  He is currently working on a history of the Scottish enlightenment. 
Bart Wilson holds the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University’s Economic Science Institute. An experimental economist, Bart’s recent research tests Adam Smith’s theories of human nature, as found in his Theory of Moral Sentiments.  His research also uses laboratory experiments to explore the formation of markets and property rights systems. Bart has published papers in the American Economic Review, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Evolution & Human Behavior.  His research has been supported with grants from the National Science Foundation, the Federal Trade Commission, and the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics.  Prior to joining the faculty at Chapman, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and before that a Research Scientist at the Economic Science Laboratory at the University of Arizona and an Economist at the Federal Trade Commission.  Bart received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arizona.