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James R. Otteson Jr. @jroii    Send Email

James R. Otteson, Jr. is Executive Director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism in the School of Business, Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics, and Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University. He has formerly taught at Yeshiva University, University of Alabama, and Georgetown University.

He received his B.A. from the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, M.A. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and A.M. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago.

He is the author of the books, The End of Socialism, Adam Smith, Adam Smith’s 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.

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