On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, the Zapara School of Business will be hosting economist and economic historian Robert Higgs, who will speak at 5:00 P.M. at a business colloquium session.
Bob holds a PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins. He has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, and the University of Economics, Prague. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and Stanford University, and a fellow for the Hoover Institution and the National Science Foundation.
Currently the editor of The Independent Review and a senior fellow of the Independent Institute in Oakland, he lives in Louisiana. He has written extensively about the ratchet effect, the economic causes of the Great Depression, regime uncertainty, and the economic and fiscal dimensions of war. He is perhaps best-known for Crisis and Leviathan (New York: Oxford UP 1989), but he’s also authored, co-authored, or edited thirteen other books, including Transformation of the American Economy, 1865-1914: An Essay in Interpretation (New York: Wiley 1971), Competition and Coercion: Blacks in the American Economy, 1865-1914 (New York: Cambridge UP 2008), and Resurgence of the Warfare State: The Crisis Since 9/11 (Oakland, CA: Independent 2005).
Bob is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Thomas Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties and the Friedrich von Wieser Memorial Prize for Excellence in Economic Education.