Russell S. Sobel

Professor of Economics & Entrepreneurship, Baker School of Business at The Citadel

Russell S. Sobel is a Professor of Economics & Entrepreneurship in the Baker School of Business at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in business economics from Francis Marion College in 1990, and his Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University in 1994. Prof. Sobel has authored or co-authored over 200 books and articles, including a nationally best-selling college Principles of Economics textbook. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News and World Report, Investor’s Business Daily, and Economist, and he has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, CSPAN, NPR, and the CBS Evening News. He serves on the editorial board for three academic journals, and on the advisory board for four university centers. He has won numerous awards for both his teaching and his research, including the 2008 Sir Anthony Fisher Award for best state policy publication of the year. His recent research focuses in the areas of state economic policy reform and entrepreneurship.

Recent Research by Russell S. Sobel

— Mar 4, 2021
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Achieving the Four-Day Work Week: Essays on Improving Productivity Growth in Canada

Achieving the 4-Day Work Week: Essays on Improving Productivity Growth in Canada is a new essay series, authored by notable economists and analysts from across North America, that identifies and discusses a set of initiatives that promise to improve Canada’s labour productivity growth rate, which is essential to achieve a 4-day work week without sacrificing compensation. In broad terms, the initiatives identified in these essays promote faster productivity growth by encouraging more investment in physical and human capital, and by stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship.

— Jul 2, 2020
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The Essential Joseph Schumpeter is a new book, website and animated video series that provide an overview of the key ideas of one of the most accomplished economists of the 20th century. Joseph Schumpeter is best known for popularizing the phrase “creative destruction”—the process where new innovations arise and cause the old way of doing things to disappear. Throughout his career in the private sector, government and academia, Schumpeter’s work fundamentally influenced the way economists view entrepreneurship, innovation and economic progress.