James R. Otteson is is Executive Director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism in the School of Business and Teaching Professor of Political Economy at Wake Forest University. He has formerly taught at Yeshiva University, University of Alabama, and Georgetown University. He received a B.A. from the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago.
His most recent book is Adam Smith (Continuum, 2011) and he is the author of the books, Adam Smiths Marketplace of Life and Actual Ethics, the latter of which won the 2007 Templeton Enterprise Award. He is also the editor of the books, The Levellers: Overton, Walwyn, and Lilburne (5 vols.) and Adam Smith: Selected Philosophical Writings.