Richard Ebeling is Professor of Economics at Northwood University. He was formerly president of the Foundation for Economic Education (2003–2008), was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College (1988–2003) in Hillsdale, Michigan, and served as vice president of academic affairs for the Future of Freedom Foundation (1989–2003).
Born in New York City in 1950, he received his B.A. in economics from California State University, Sacramento, and his M.A. in economics from Rutgers University. Professor Ebeling has been a lecturer in economics at the National University of Ireland at Cork (1981–1983), and assistant professor of economics at the University of Dallas (1984–1988).
While serving as vice president for the Future of Freedom Foundation, Professor Ebeling co-edited and contributed to five of its books and he wrote a monthly article and book review for FFF's publication Freedom Daily. His articles have also appeared in The Freeman, Reason Magazine, Libertarian Review, Critical Review, Political Studies, Advances in Austrian Economics, The Austrian Economics Newsletter, International Journal of World Peace, American Journal of Economics and Sociology,and numerous other publications. As well, his articles have been published in Brazil, England, Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, and Russia.
Among his writings are Political Economy, Public Policy and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition (Routledge, 2010); Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003); "A Rational Economist in an Irrational Age: Ludwig von Mises" (The Age of Economists: From Adam Smith to Milton Friedman, Hillsdale College Press, 1999); "Wilhelm Ropke: A Centenary Appreciation," (The Freeman, October 1999); "Friedrich A. Hayek: A Centenary Appreciation" (The Freeman, May 1999); "The Free Market and the Interventionist State," (Between Power and Liberty: Economics and the Law, Hillsdale College Press, 1997); "Mission to Moscow: Ludwig von Mises's 'Lost Papers' and Their Signficance," (Liberty Magazine, April 1997); "The Global Economy and Classical Liberalism: Past, Present and Future," (The Future of American Business, Hillsdale College Press, 1996); "World Peace, International Order and Classical Liberalism," (International Journal of World Peace, December 1995); "The Political Myths and Economic Realities of the Welfare State," (American Perestroika: The Demise of the Welfare State, Hillsdale College Press, 1995) and "Liberalism and Collectivism in the 20th Century," (The End of 'Isms'? Reflections on the Fate of Ideological Politics after Communism's Collapse, Blackwell, Publishers, 1994).
Professor Ebeling also lectures widely on the problems of economic reform and change in the former Soviet Union and eastern Europe, as well as lecturing on economic policy in the United States, particularly on the topics of monetary policy, government regulation and the welfare state, and the economics of growth, stability and international trade.
He and his wife, Anna, live in Midland, Michigan, with their chocolate Labrador, Ludwig von Mises IV.
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