Richard M. Ebeling

Richard M. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina.  Prior to his appointment at The Citadel, Dr. Ebeling was professor of economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan (2009-2014). He served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education (2003 to 2008), was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan (1988-2003), and Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Dallas in Texas (1984-1988). He was also senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research (2008-2009), and served as the vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation (1990-2003).

Dr. Ebeling is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics. He is the author of several books and hundreds of articles on free market policy. He has testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Monetary Policy on “Monetary Policy, the Federal Reserve, and the National Debt Problem” and “Sound Money, Monetary Freedom and the State.”

His articles have appeared in the Washington Times, Investors Business Daily, the Boston Globe, Detroit News, National Review Online, The Freeman, Freedom Daily, The Daily Bell, and Advances in Austrian Economics, the International Journal of World Peace, and Political Studies.

He lectures widely throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America on a wide variety of economic policy themes. These include monetary and fiscal policy, the impact of inflation and the business cycle on markets and society, banking reform, international trade and world peace, and the modern welfare state.

Dr. Ebeling earned his PhD in Economics from Middlesex University in London, England; his Masters Degree in Economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey; and his Bachelors Degree in Economics from California State University, Sacramento.