Art Carden

Professor of Economics, Samford University, Brock School of Business

Art Carden is a Professor of Economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business. He is also a Senior Fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research, a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute, and co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal. His research on mass-market retailers, economic history, and the history of economic ideas has appeared in journals like the Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Urban Economics, Public Choice, and Contemporary Economic Policy. He is a contributor to, and his commentaries and other articles have appeared in USA Today, Productive!, and many other outlets. He earned a BS and MA from the University of Alabama and an AM and PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis. Before joining the faculty at Samford, Art taught economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His first book, co-authored with Deirdre McCloskey and titled Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2020. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife and three children.