Jerry Evensky

Professor, Economics

Jerry Evensky

Contact Information

316B Maxwell Hall
(315) 443-5863
Office Hours:
Wednesday 1:00 - 2:30
Friday 11:45 - 1:15
Curriculum Vitae
Jerry Evensky CV

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


Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984


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

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Spring 2019
ECN 203 Economic Ideas & Issues 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 to 10:25, Hall of Languages 207
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:35 to 11:30, Hall of Languages 207

ECN 203 Economic Ideas & Issues - Honors Discussion

Monday, 12:45 to 1:40, Max 315





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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Research Interests

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