Steven Horwitz is Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D. 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 two books, Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992), and he has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and macroeconomics. 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 for the Mercatus Center, where he is an Affiliated Senior Scholar. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute in Canada. The author of numerous op-eds, Horwitz is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs, particularly speaking on the Great Recession and monetary policy. His current research is on the economics and social theory of the family, and he is at work on a book on classical liberalism and the family.
Horwitz co-edits the book series Advances in Austrian Economics and is a contributing editor at The Freeman. He also blogs at “Coordination Problem” and “Bleeding Heart Libertarians.” Horwitz is a past recipient of three fellowship research grants from the Earhart Foundation and has been a visiting scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University. He was awarded the Hayek Prize in 2010 by the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Order for his work on the economics of the family among other contributions. 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.