About the Author
James D. Gwartney
James D. Gwartney holds the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University, where he directs the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education. He served as Chief Economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress during 1999/2000.
He is the co-author of Economics: Private and Public Choice (Thompson/South-Western Press), a widely used text on the principles of economics that is now in its eleventh edition. His most recent book, Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth and Prosperity (St. Martin’s Press, 2005) is a primer on economics and personal finance designed for the interested lay person.
His publications have appeared in both professional journals and popular media such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. His Ph.D. in economics is from the University of Washington.
He was invited by the in-coming Putin Administration in March 2000 to make presentations and have discussions with leading Russian economists concerning the future of the Russian economy. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Adam Smith Award of the Association of Private Enterprise Education for his contribution to the advancement of free-market ideals. He is the President-elect of the Southern Economic Association.