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Russell Roberts is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center.
His novel on international trade policy, The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism, was named one of the top ten books of 1994 by Business Week and one of the best books of 1994 by the Financial Times. An updated and revised edition was published in the Spring of 2000. (See: Sample Chapters and Reviews.)
He is working on a new book on how the emergence of order and unplanned cooperation create wealth and our standard of living.
Roberts co-blogs with his colleague Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek. Roberts is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." In addition to numerous academic publications, he has written for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is the Features Editor and a founding advisory board member of the Library of Economics and Liberty website. He is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Before coming to George Mason University, Roberts was at Washington University in St. Louis where he was the founding director of the Center for Experiential Learning at the John M. Olin School of Business and a Senior Fellow at the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. Roberts has also taught at the University of Rochester, Stanford University, and UCLA. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
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