Maxwell School

Jerry Evensky

Professor, Economics


Contact Information

316B Maxwell Hall
(315) 443-5863
Office Hours:
M 11:45-12:45
F 12:45-2:30
Curriculum Vitae
Jerry Evensky CV


Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984


Adam Smith's moral philosophy, ethics and liberal society, economic education


Fall 14
ECN 203-001  Economic Ideas & Issues
ECN 203-002  Economic Ideas & Issues

Spring 15
ECN 203-001  Economic Ideas & Issues
ECN 203-002  Economic Ideas & Issues
ECN 310-001  Rosie the Riveter

Fall 15
ECN 203-001 & 002 Economic Ideas and Issues



“What’s Wrong with Economics: It Ignores the Pogo Principle: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”  Journal of the History of Economic Thought.  34 (1): 1-20  (2012)

“Adam Smith’s Essentials: On Trust, Faith, and Free Markets”, Journal of the History of Economic Thought. 33 (2): 249-268 (2011)

Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on Markets, Law, Ethics, and Culture.  Cambridge University Press. 331pgs. (2005)

“‘Chicago Smith’ versus ‘Kirkaldy Smith’” History of Political Economy. 37(2): 197-203. (2005)
“Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments: On Morals and Why They Matter to a Liberal Society of Free People and Free Markets” Journal of Economic Perspectives. 19(3) (2005)

“Teaching College Economics in the High Schools:  The Role of Concurrent Enrollment Programs” Journal of Economic Education. Donald Dutkowsky and Gerald Edmonds, co-authors. 37(4): 477-482. (2006)

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Research Interests

Adam Smith's moral philosophy, ethics and liberal society, economic education

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