Professor of Economics
St. Lawrence University
Steven Horwitz is Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He completed his MA and PhD in economics at George Mason University and received his A.B. in economics and philosophy from the University of Michigan. 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 macroeconomics. In addition to several dozen articles in numerous professional journals, he has also done nationally recognized public policy work on the role of the private sector during Hurricane Katrina for the Mercatus Center, where he is an Affiliated Senior Scholar. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute in Canada. The author of numerous op-eds, Horwitz is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs, particularly speaking on the Great Recession and monetary policy. His current research is on the economics and social theory of the family, and he is at work on a book on classical liberalism and the family.
Steve Horwitz leads the Learn Liberty Academy program Making Sense of the Great Depression.