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Richard K. Vedder
Senior Fellow
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Richard K. Vedder is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Economics at Ohio University; and he is the Founding Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington, D.C. He is co-author (with Lowell Gallaway) of the Independent Institute book, Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America, the recipient of both the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award and Mencken Award Finalist for Best Book, and the Independent monograph, Can Teachers Own Their Own Schools? New Strategies for Educational Excellence.

Professor Vedder received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois, and he has been Senior Economist at the U.S. Joint Economic Committee and Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Business, Washington University, and he has taught at the University of Colorado, Claremont Men’s College, and MARA Institute of Technology. His other books include Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much, The American Economy in Historical Perspective; Poverty, Income Distribution, the Family and Public Policy (with L. Gallaway); Essays in Nineteenth Century Economic History; Essays in the Economy of the Old Northwest; Economic Impact of Government Spending: A Fifty State Analysis, and Variations in Business and Economic History.

His hundreds of articles and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly journals as well as in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, National Review, CNN.com, Washington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily. And, he has been interviewed on Fox News Channel, ABC, NBC, Fox Business Network, CNN, PBS, C-SPAN, Fox Nation, NPR, and many other TV and radio networks and programs.

Books
Restoring the Promise 2019
Can Teachers Own Their Own Schools? 2000
Taxing Choice 1997
Out of Work 1993
Video
Richard Vedder on Fox Business with Stuart Varney May 1, 2019
The Failure of Federal Higher Education: “The Morrill Land-Grant Act: Fact and Mythology” April 9, 2019
Senior Fellow Richard Vedder Interviewed on Journal Editorial Report, Fox News Channel January 26, 2019
Richard Vedder on the National Debt Crisis January 12, 2011

Audio
“Higher Education in America” Richard Vedder appears on the Lars Larson radio show May 2, 2019
Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise appears on the Laura Ingraham podcast May 1, 2019
“College Admission Scandal” Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder appears on the Lars Larson radio show. March 14, 2019
Is Wal-Mart Good or Bad for America? A Debate May 8, 2007

Events
Liberty and 21st-Century Thought Control September 14, 2018
Is Walmart Good or Bad for America? A Debate May 8, 2007
Why Are the Public Schools Failing and What Can Be Done? July 5, 2001
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Independent Review Articles
The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market Fall 2013
For-Profit Schools Are Making a Comeback Spring 2002
Heaven’s Door Summer 2000
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Commentary Articles
University Trustee of the Decade, My Texas Hero: Renegade Regent Wallace Hall May 7, 2019
The Collegiate War Against Academic Excellence and Its Consequences May 2, 2019
Senator Warren’s Student Debt Plan: The Worst Higher Education Proposal Ever Made April 24, 2019
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Presentations
Can Monetary Policy Really Create Jobs? February 9, 2011
Economic Growth, Economic Justice, and Public Policy February 5, 2007
Research Article
Reflections on the Current State of Political Economy March 4, 2016



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