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Jerry Evensky

Jerry Evensky

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315 Maxwell Hall

Jerry Evensky

Professor Emeritus, Economics Department

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence





Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984

Areas of Expertise

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

Selected Publications

2015. Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations: A Readers Guide.  Cambridge University Press. 

“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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