Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center on Culture and Civil Society at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University and L.H.D. from Kalamazoo College.
Professor Elzinga has served as President, Southern Economic Association; President, Industrial Organization Society; Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia; Visiting Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University; Vernon F. Taylor Visiting Professor of Economics, Trinity University; Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Pepperdine University; Fellow in Law and Economics, University of Chicago; Thomas Jefferson Visiting Scholar, Cambridge University; Special Economic Advisor to the Assistant, Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice; Woodrow Wilson Fellow; R. S. Light Scholar; Research Economist, Senate Antitrust & Monopoly Subcommittee; Member of Mystery Writers of America; Member of the Council of Academic Advisors, C.S. Lewis Foundation; and a Member of the Board of Directors of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Hope College.
He was the first recipient of the Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University of Virginia, a recipient of the Alumni Association's Distinguished Professor Award, Commonwealth of Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award, Raven Society Faculty Honor Award, Phi Eta Sigma Teacher of the Year, Templeton Honor Roll Award for Education in a Free Society, Kenan Enterprise Award for Teaching Economics, and the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor the University of Virginia accords its faculty.
A member of the editorial boards for The Journal of Markets and Morality and The Antitrust Bulletin, his articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, and he is the author (with William Breit) of the books, The Antitrust Casebook: Milestones in Economic Regulation, The Antitrust Penalties: A Study in Law and Economics, Antitrust Penalty Reform: An Economic Survey plus the mystery novels, Murder at the Margin, The Fatal Equilibrium, and A Deadly Indifference. His edited books include Economics: A Reader; The Morality of the Market: Religious and Economic Implications (with Walter Block and H. Geoffrey Brennan) and Antitrust, the Market and the State: The Contributions of Walter Adams (with James W. Brock).