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Institute for the Study of Capitalism
Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism


Bradley K. Hobbs

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Senior Fellow, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
Clinical Professor, Department of Economics

Phone: 864-656-1115

Bradley K. Hobbs, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Economics. He was also the Hayek Visiting Scholar at the CISC from 2012 - 2013. Before coming to Clemson University, Hobbs helped start Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. He taught both economics and finance at FGCU for over nineteen years and served as the first BB&T Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise from 2000 - 2016. Hobbs currently serves as a Research Fellow at the James Madison Institute, sits on the Academic Advisory Board for The Bastiat Society, and is a voting member of the American Institute for Economic Research. He is also former President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and a long-time member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Hobbs earned his B.A. in History and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University. His research interests include property rights, economic freedom, economic growth, financial markets, and the philosophic foundations of markets. Hobbs' articles and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Laissez-Faire, the Journal of Economics and Finance Education, the Journal of Private Enterprise, the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, and Research in Finance. He is currently working on a book project promoting humanism through classical liberalism.

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