Richard K. Vedder, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, and author of the new Independent book, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, joins TPPF’s Tom Lindsay for a conversation and Q&A. Books will be for sale at the event for those wanting to have their book signed after the discussion.
Richard K. Vedder, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Economics at Ohio University, received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois, and he has been Founding Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, 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.
He is also the author of the Independent books, Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America (with Lowell Gallaway) and Can Teachers Own Their Own Schools? New Strategies for Educational Excellence; as well as the books, Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much; The American Economy in Historical Perspective; Poverty, Income Distribution, the Family and Public Policy (with Lowell 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 such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes, National Review, Washington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily. He has also been interviewed on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Nation, C-SPAN, ABC, PBS, and other national and international TV and radio networks.