Robert A. Lawson

Clinical Professor in Economics and Director, Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom, Southern Methodist University

Robert A. Lawson is Clinical Professor in Economics, Jerome M. Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom, and Director of the Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.  He earned his B.S. in economics from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University. A Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, he has numerous professional publications in journals such as Public Choice, Cato Journal, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and the European Journal of Political Economy.  Prof. Lawson has served as President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.