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William T. Waller, Jr.

Professor of Economics

Joined the faculty in 1982

Ph.D., Economics, University of New Mexico, 1984
M.A., Economics, Western Michigan University, 1979
B.S., Economics, Western Michigan University, 1978

Current Scholarly Interests:
Institutional Economics
The work of Thorstein Veblen
Public Policy analysis
Forensic Economics

Previous Teaching Experience:
Instructor, Association for Evolutionary Economics and the Department of Economics, Colorado State University Summer School in Institutional Economics, August 2005.
Instructor, Association for Evolutionary Economics and the Department of Economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City Summer School in Institutional Economics, June 2001.
Instructor, Association for Evolutionary Economics and the Jerome Levy Institute Summer School in Institutional Economics, June 1999.

Previous Research:
Fulbright-Hayes Group Project Abroad, Sri Lanka, 1993 (PR/Award P021A30036)

Courses Routinely Taught:
Economics 122 The Economics of Caring
Economics 301 Microeconomic Theory and Policy
Economics 305 Political Economy
Economics 320 Media Economics
Economics 331 Institutional Economics
First Year Seminar "I consume, therefore I am." An Introduction to Wine

Recent Publications:
Articles:
John Kenneth Galbraith: Cultural Theorist of Consumption and Power. Journal of Economics Issues, 42 (1) March 2008:13-24.
The Political Economy of Laissez Faire. Journal of Economics Issues, 40 (1) March 2006:59-74.
Accidental Veblenian, Intentional Institutionalism, Inevitable Feminism. Journal of Economic Issues, 39 (2) June 2005:326-334.
It's Culture All the Way Down: The Cultural Economics of David Hamilton. Journal of Economic Issues, 37 (1) March 2003:35-45.
Kicken 'em While They're Down: Anti-consumer Bankruptcy Reform, Journal of Economic Issues, 35(4) December 2001:871-888.
Books:
Cultural Economics and Theory: The Evolutionary Economics of David Hamilton, edited by David Hamilton, Glen Atkinson, William M. Dugger, William T. Waller Jr. (London: Routledge, 2010).
Misc. Is Convergence Among Heterodox Schools Possible, Meaningful, or Desirable? In Economic Pluralism, edited by Robert F. Garnett Jr, Erik Olsen, Martha Starr. (London: Routledge, 2009).
Veblenís Missing Theory of Markets and Exchange, or Can you have an economic theory without a theory of market exchange? In Thorstein Veblen: The Vested Interests and the Common Man, One Hundred Years Later edited by J. Knoedler, D. Champlin and R. Prasch. (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd, 2007).
The Pragmatic State. In Alternative Theories of the State edited by Steven Pressman. (St. Martin/MacMillian Press. 2006).
Thorstein Veblen. An entry for Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Jan Peil and Irene van Staveren editors. (Northhampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009) pp.564-569.
Walton Hale Hamilton. Dictionary of American Economists. Ross Emmett editor, (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2006).

Professional Affiliations:
Director, JOIE Foundation, Ltd. 2009.(UK)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education Visiting Team Member 2006, 2008
Trustee of The Association for Evolutionary Economics, 2005-present
President of The Association for Evolutionary Economics, 2004
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Economic Issues, 2002-2004
Editorial Board, Alternative Voices in Contemporary Economics Series, Ashgate Press
Interim Secretary Treasurer for AFEE, September 1997-January 1998
President, Association for Institutional Thought, 1992-1993

Member of the:
Association for Evolutionary Economics
International Thorstein Veblen Association
Association for Institutional Thought
European Association for Evolutionary Economics
International Association for Feminist Economics
Association for Social Economics
Western Social Science Association

Personal Statement:
I teach. I write. I read. I pour.

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