Universidad Francisco Marroquin
6a Calle final zona 10
Guatemala City 01010
Gabriel Calzada, President
Gabriel Calzada Alvarez is the President of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City and was the vice chancellor between 2012 and 2013. He is the founder and president of the Center for Economic and Political Studies Instituto Juan de Mariana, a libertarian think tank based in Spain. He has been an Associate Professor of Economics at Rey Juan Carlos University, a visiting professor at the Francisco de Vitoria University and the Geneva Center for Security Policy. Additionally he has been a Rowley Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is also a Fellow at the Centre for the New Europe. Dr. Calzada was the Vice-Director of the scholarly journal, Procesos de Mercado and has published more than five hundred columns in national and international media. On several occasions he has been invited by Congress and the U.S. Senate to testify on matters such as energy or environmental policy. Calzada holds a doctorate in economics from Rey Juan Carlos University.
Texas Tech University
308F Texas Tech Plaza
TTU Box 45059
Lubbock, TX 79409-5059
Andrew Young, Vice President
Andrew Young is the director of graduate students and a research fellow at the Free Market Institute. He also serves as a professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University.
Professor Young is co-editor of Contemporary Economic Policy and an associate editor for macroeconomics, growth, international economics, trade, and finance of Southern Economic Journal. He earned his B.A. in economics from the College of the Holy Cross and his Ph.D. in economics from Emory University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he taught economics at West Virginia University, University of Mississippi and Emory University.
Professor Young is the author of more than 40 scholarly articles and book chapters. He has served as chair for several dissertation committees. His primary fields of research are economic growth and development and political economy more generally. His recent research focuses on the political economy of Germanic barbarians in late antiquity.
Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr.
10280 Copper Cloud Drive
Reno, NV 89511-5349
Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr., Past President
Gerald O’Driscoll is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is a widely quoted expert on international monetary and financial issues. Previously the director of the Center for International Trade and Economics at the Heritage Foundation, O’Driscoll was senior editor of the annual Index of Economic Freedom, co-published by Heritage and The Wall Street Journal. He has also served as vice president and director of policy analysis at Citigroup. Before that, he was vice president and economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He also served as staff director of the Congressionally mandated Meltzer Commission on international financial institutions. O’Driscoll has taught at UCSB, Iowa State University and New York University. He is widely published in leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal. He appears frequently on national radio and television, including Fox Business News, CNBC and Bloomberg. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and is a director of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. O’Driscoll holds a B.A. in economics from Fordham University, and an M.A. and Ph.D in economics from UCLA.
Probasco Chair of Free Enterprise
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
313 Fletcher Hall, Dept. 6106
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
J.R. Clark, Secretary/Treasurer
J.R. Clark earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute under the Nobel Laureate James Buchanan. He holds the Probasco Chair at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is the author of numerous books and academic articles published in the United States, Austria, Japan, Italy, Canada, France, India, and Russia. Prior to coming to UTC, Clark was with the Joint Council on Economic Education in New York, chaired a large economics department in New Jersey, held the Hendrix Chair, and was a research fellow at Princeton University. In 1996, he was inducted into the Mont Pelerin Society, elected to its board of directors in 2006, and appointed as Treasurer in 2014. Currently, he serves as Secretary/Treasurer for both The Association of Private Enterprise Education® and the Southern Economic Association®. Dr. Clark’s consulting experience includes Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, universities, and publishing firms. He has performed litigation support for law firms in personal injury, wrongful death, business evaluations and matrimonial cases. He has received significant grants in entrepreneurship from the J. Howard Pew Freedom Foundation Trust, is past President of The Association of Private Enterprise®, and held seats on the boards of the Palmer R. Chitester Fund, William B. Cockroft Foundation, and Kenco Corp. Clark holds an Airline Transport Pilot’s rating and currently flies light jet aircraft.
Edward Peter Stringham
The Journal of Private Enterprise
Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
Edward P. Stringham, Editor of The Journal of Private Enterprise
Edward Stringham is K.W. Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College. Stringham is former president of The Association of Private Enterprise Education®, Editor of The Journal of Private Enterprise, editor of two books, and author of two dozen articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics, Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance, and Journal of Labor Research.
Stringham has been discussed on more than 100 broadcast stations including CBS, CNBC, CNN, Fox, Headline News, NPR, and MTV and in hundreds of newspapers worldwide including 14 of the 20 highest circulating newspapers in the United States and the highest circulating English language newspaper in the world.
Stringham earned his Ph.D. from George Mason University in 2002, and has won the Templeton Culture of Enteprise Best Article Award, Paper of the Year Award from The Association of Private Enterprise®, Best Article Award from the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, Second Place in the Independent Institute Garvey Contest, and Distinguished Young Scholar Award from the Liberalni Institut and the Prague School of Economics.
Shelby Cullom Davis Professor
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
Gerald Gunderson, Associate Editor of The Journal of Private Enterprise
Dr. Gerald Gunderson is the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of American Business and Economic Enterprise, and Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, positions he assumed in 1982. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington, 1967, with a thesis in economic history supervised by Douglass North, Nobel Laureate. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mount Holyoke College and North Carolina State University. Professor Gunderson has published numerous academic papers, including studies of the cause of the American Civil War, the demise of the Roman Empire, and models of entrepreneurship. He also has authored columns in more than twenty newspapers in the U.S., including The Wall Street Journal. He has worked with national professional associations concerning entrepreneurship, economic and business history, private enterprise systems, economic education, and public policies. He has served as President of The Association of Private Enterprise Education® and as the long-time Editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise. He was a founding member and is a member of the Executive Board as well as the director of the Academic Advisory Board for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy Studies. He received the Freedom Foundation’s award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education in 1980. He was appointed by the Governor to the Educational Improvement Panel to develop solutions to poor public schooling in Connecticut. Dr. Gunderson is the author of The New Economic History of America (McGraw-Hill, 1974) and The Wealth Creators: An Entrepreneurial History of the United States (E.P. Dutton, 1989) which Peter Drucker, the mentor of modern management, described as “brilliant.” Currently he is completing a book analyzing the role of entrepreneurship in the global economy, Stealthy Revolutionaries: Worldwide, Unstoppable, Transmuting Entrepreneurship.
Robert A. Lawson
Jerome M. Fullinwider Chair in Economic Freedom
O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
Cox School of Business
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750333
Dallas, TX 75275
Robert A. Lawson, Webmaster
Dr. Robert Lawson is the Jerome M. Fullinwider Chair in Economic Freedom at SMU. He previously taught at Auburn University, Capital University, and Shawnee State University. Lawson is co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World annual report which provides an economic freedom index for over 140 countries. Professional publications appear in journals such as Public Choice, Cato Journal, Kyklos, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and European Journal of Political Economy. Lawson is a past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and member of the Mont Pelerin Society. He blogs regularly for divisionoflabour.com. His B.S. in economics is from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in economics are from Florida State University. Hobbies include marathons, ultra-marathons, playing vintage base ball, and mountaineering.