Steven Horwitz

Professor and Department Chair of Economics, St. Lawrence University

Steven Horwitz, Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.  He is the author of two books — Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order and Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective. He has written extensively on political economy, economic and social theory of the family, monetary theory, and macroeconomics. Prof. Horwitz also conducted nationally recognized research on the role of the private sector during Hurricane Katrina for the Mercatus Center, where he is an Affiliated Senior Scholar.

Prof. Horwitz is highly engaged in social media and contributes frequently to the blogs Coordination Problem and Bleeding Heart Libertarians. He is also a contributing editor at The Freeman and has served as a visiting scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University.

In 2010, Prof. Horwitz was awarded the Hayek Prize by the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Order; at St. Lawrence University, he was granted the Frank P. Piskor Lectureship for 1998-99 and received the J. Calvin Keene Award in 2003. Prof. Horwitz has lectured across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America.

He completed his MA and PhD in economics at George Mason University and received a BA in economics and philosophy from the University of Michigan.