Steven Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. An Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA and a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, BC, Horwitz completed his MA and PhD in economics at George Mason University and received his A.B. in economics and philosophy from The University of Michigan. He 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, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and American economic history.
In addition to several dozen articles in numerous professional journals, he has also done nationally recognized public policy work on the role of the private sector during Hurricane Katrina. The author of numerous op-eds, Horwitz is also a frequent guest on TV and radio programs, and he has a series of popular YouTube videos for the Learn Liberty series from the Institute for Humane Studies. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education and a regular columnist at their website FEE.org. He also blogs at “Bleeding Heart Libertarians.” At St. Lawrence, he has been the recipient of the the Frank P. Piskor Lectureship for 1998-99 and the J. Calvin Keene Award in 2003, and served as Associate Dean of the First Year from 2001 to 2007. A member of the Mont Pelerin Society, Horwitz has spoken to professional, student, policymaker, and general audiences throughout North America as well as Europe, Asia, and South America.