Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Ebeling is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics. He is the author of Political Economy, Public Policy, and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition (Routledge, 2010) and Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom (Edward Elgar, 2003), as well as the editor of the Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises, 3-vols. (Liberty Fund).
He is also the co-editor of When We Are Free (Northwood University Press, 2014), an anthology of essays devoted the moral, political and economic principles of the free society, and co-author of the five-volume, In Defense of Capitalism (Northwood University Press, 2010-2014). Dr. Ebeling's latest article, "Hayek and Mises: From Vienna Days to Conceptions of the Market Process," appears in The Elgar Companion to Hayekian Economics (Edward Elgar, 2014).
Dr. Ebeling is currently editing a forthcoming volume in the Collected Works of F.A. Hayek (University of Chicago Press), the noted Austrian economist and Nobel Laureate.
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 the author of hundreds of articles on Austrian Economics and free market policy themes including on the dangers of inflation, and the benefits of a gold-backed money and monetary freedom. 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 also writes a regular column on political and economic policy issues on the news and commentary website, EpicTimes.
He lectures widely throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America on Austrian Economics and 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.
He also consulted on market reform and privatization in the former Soviet Union, especially with the then-emerging new democratic government in Lithuania in 1991. He witnessed the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union, being present in Moscow during the hardline coup attempt of August 1991.
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.
He lives with his wife, Anna, and their royal standard poodle, "Fritzie," in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.