James Otteson

Professor of Economics, and Executive Director of the Eudaimonia Institute at Wake Forest University

James R. Otteson, Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, is the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics, Professor of Economics, and Executive Director of the Eudaimonia Institute at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He is also a Fraser Institute Senior Fellow and a Senior Scholar at The Fund for American Studies in Washington, D.C., a Research Professor in the Freedom Center and Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, a Research Fellow for the Independent Institute in California, and a member of the Board of Directors of Ethics and Economics Education of New England. Prof. Otteson is the author or editor of many books and articles on Adam Smith, including “Adam Smith on Justice, Social Justice, and Ultimate Justice,” “Adam Smith on Virtue, Prosperity, and Justice,” What Adam Smith Knew: Moral Lessons on Capitalism from Its Greatest Champions and Fiercest Opponents, Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life, Adam Smith, and Adam Smith: Selected Philosophical Writings.

Recent Research by James Otteson

— Feb 26, 2019
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