St. Lawrence University Prof. Emeritus of Economics Returns to Deliver Talk

CANTON, New York — St. Lawrence University will welcome back Steven Horwitz, Dana Professor of Economics Emeritus, as guest speaker in the Koch Series in Political Economy at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in Hepburn Auditorium, room 218. His talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Do we need a central bank?”

Horwitz is currently the Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise in the Department of Economics at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he is affiliated with the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. A member of the Mont Pelerin Society, he has a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy from The University of Michigan. 

Horwitz is the author of three books: Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order(Westview, 1992), Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000), and Hayek’s Modern Family:  Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayek’s political economy, monetary theory and history, and American economic history. Horwitz is also an affiliated senior scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, Virginia; a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute in British Columbia, Canada; and, economics acquisition editor at the Cato Institute’s project. 

The Koch Series in Political Economy at St. Lawrence University is funded by the Charles Koch Foundation. For more information, contact the Department of Economics at 315-229-5214.


Steven Horwitz (photo provided)


Ryan Deuel, 315-229-5806,

News Release

Feb. 21, 2019


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