Roy Cordato is Vice President for Research at the John Locke Foundation and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He has served as Lundy Professor of Business Philosophy at Campbell University, Senior Economist at the Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation, and full-time economics faculty at the University of Hartford and Auburn University and as adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.
Dr. Cordato is the author of the book, Welfare Economics and Externalities in an Open Ended Universe, and his articles have appeared in numerous economics journals and law reviews in addition to The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily, The Journal of Commerce, The Congressional Record, The Orange County Register, The Freeman, Human Events, National Review Online, The Washington Examiner, Tax Notes and many other newspapers and magazines.
In 2000 he received the Freedoms Foundation's Leavey Award in Free Enterprise Education. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and former executive board member of The Association of Private Enterprise Education.