Bryan Riley is an advocate for economic freedom at The Heritage Foundation. He brings years of experience in trade and economic issues to his role as Jay Van Andel senior analyst in trade policy.
Working in Heritage’s Center for Trade and Economics, Riley contributes to the Index of Economic Freedom, which the think tank publishes annually in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. His work includes analyzing the trade and foreign investment policies of over 180 countries.
Riley’s background includes years of research on the impact trade has on people in the United States and around the world. He especially enjoys countering inaccurate and misleading misinformation—like the myth that trade destroys jobs and makes people worse off.Bryan Riley grew up in Manhattan, Kansas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Fred Foldvary is a lecturer in economics at San Jose State University, California. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Foldvary's main scholarly interests are public finance, real estate economics, and social ethics. His books include Public Goods and Private Communities, The Soul of Liberty, and Dictionary of Free Market Economics. Foldvary is known for his research on community associations and for accurately predicting and explaining the recession of 2008.
Except for a brief five year period as a founding shareholder in a start-up entrepreneurial venture in Dallas (CompUSA), Peter Lewin has been economics at the University of Texas at Dallas since 1979 and is currently a Clinical Professor in the Jindal School of Management. At the university in Johannesburg he majored jointly in Economics and History. He left South Africa in 1972 to attend graduate school at the University of Chicago’s economics Ph.D. program and studied there with a number of Nobel prize winning economists including Milton Friedman and Gary Becker. Though a graduate of the famous Chicago School of economics he retained an interest in the Austrian School and his research has been driven by the revival of the Austrian School in 1974 and its ability to understand the real world economy and the economic policies that affect our lives. His teaching and writing includes monetary policy and business-cycles, regulation of business, the historical development of economics and why we repeat the mistakes of history.
Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is professor of economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan since 2009. Dr. Ebeling served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) from 2003 to 2008, and was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan (1988-2003). He also served as vice-president for academic affairs at the Future of Freedom Foundation (1990-2003). He is recognized as a leading members of the Austrian School of Economics. Dr. Ebeling is the author of Political Economy, Public Policy, and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition (Routledge, 2010) and Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom (Edward Elgar, 2003). He is the co-author of In Defense of Capitalism 5 vols. (Northwood University Press, 2010-2014). Dr. Ebeling also is the editor of Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises, 3 vols. (Liberty Fund). Dr. Ebeling writes a weekly column that appears on the news and commentary website, “EpicTimes.com.” He lectures widely throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America on free markets and a wide variety of economic policy themes. These include monetary and fiscal policy (debt and deficits), the impact of inflation and the business cycle on markets and society, banking reform, international trade and world peace, and the modern welfare state.
Douglas E. French is a Director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada. Additionally, he writes for Casey Research and is the author of three books; Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money, The Failure of Common Knowledge, and Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Owenrship Myth. French is the former president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.
John Tamny is political economy editor at Forbes, a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading, a senior director with the Cato Institute, and editor of RealClearMarkets.com (RCM). A spin-off of the policy website RealClearPolitics, RCM seeks to compile top-quality information and opinion about the stock markets and global economy. Mr. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that impact those markets for a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Financial Times, National Review and London’s Daily Telegraph. He’s a weekly guest on Forbes on Fox, and a regular guest on Fox News and CNBC's Kudlow Report. Prior to his present work, Mr. Tamny worked in private wealth management for Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Tamny received a BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.
Anthony Randazzo is director of economic research for Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. His work is currently focused on public employee pensions, housing finance, and federal economic policy. Randazzo has testified before the House Financial Services Committee on topics related to housing policy and government-sponsored enterprises. He is also an adjunct lecturer at The King's College in New York City, teaching history of economic thought. Randazzo's work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Barron's, Bloomberg View, The Detroit News, Reason magazine and various other online and print publications.
Michael Munger is an Economics Professor and Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at Duke University. His primary research focus is on the functioning of markets, regulation, and government institutions. Dr. Munger worked as a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission during the Reagan Administration. He is a past President of the Public Choice Society, an international academic society of political scientists and economists with members in 16 countries. He was North American Editor of the journal Public Choice for five years, and is now a Co-Editor of The Independent Review. He received his PhD in 1984 from Washington University.
Jeffrey Miron is Director of Undergraduate Economics at Harvard University and Director of Economics Studies at the Cato Institute. Dr. Miron has been the recipient of an Olin Fellowship from the National Bureau of Economic Research and received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. Dr. Miron has published widely in both refereed journals and opinion outlets such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Fox, and BBC. He has written extensively on the economic case against drug prohibition, and he has been a vocal critic of the Treasury bailout and the Obama administration’s fiscal stimulus. Dr. Miron is also a star teacher; the Senior Class at Harvard has four times chosen him as one of their favorite teachers. His most popular offering is a course titled “A Libertarian Perspective on Economic and Social Policy,” which has attracted more than nine hundred students over ten years. During the 2012 presidential campaign Governor Gary Johnson considered Professor Miron as his main Economic advisor.
Tibor R. Machan, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, AL, holds the R. C. Hoiles Chair in Free Enterprise and Business Ethics at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University, CA. He is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, CA. Machan is a syndicated and free lance columnist, author of 30+ books—most recently, The Morality of Business: A Profession of Human Wealth-Care (Springer, 2007). He edited Reason magazine for two years and had been editor ofReason Papers, an annual journal of interdisciplinary normative studies, for 25 years. He has appeared on the late Bill Buckley’s Firing Lineand numerous other media around the globe. His memoir, titled A Man Without a Hobby, was published in 2004. His web site may be found at www.Tibormachan.com.
Steven Horwitz is Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA. He is the author of two books, Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992), and he has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and the economics and social theory of gender and the family. His work has been published in professional journals such as History of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, and The Cambridge Journal of Economics. He has also done public policy research for the Mercatus Center, Heartland Institute, Citizens for a Sound Economy, and the Cato Institute, and has been a guest on several radio and cable TV shows. Horwitz is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Canada and a contributing editor of The Freeman. He has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and an AB in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Michigan. He is currently working on a book on classical liberalism and the family.