Students at a Capitalism Lecture in March 2016

David Henderson - March 23, 2015

"Seven Myths About Free Markets"

David Henderson is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, a Research Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada. He was previously a senior economist with President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers.

David is the editor of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, the only reader-friendly encyclopedia of economics. His book, The Joy of Freedom: An Economist's Odyssey has been translated into Chinese. His book Making Great Decisions in Business and Life has been translated into Korean.

As well as writing for academic publications, David has written about 200 articles for such popular publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron's, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Public Interest, National Review, Red Herring, and Reason.

He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. He has also appeared on C-SPAN, CNN, the Jim Lehrer Newshour, the John Stossel show, the O'Reilly Factor, and MSNBC, NPR, CBC, and the BBC.

Born and raised in Canada, he moved to the United States in 1972 to get his Ph.D. in economics at UCLA.

Russell S. Sobel - October 2, 2014

"Entrepreneurship, Economic Freedom, and Prosperity"

Dr. Russell S. Sobel is a native of 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.

Dr. Sobel has authored or co-authored over 150 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, and The Economist Magazine, 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.

Dr. Sobel is a Visiting Scholar in Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at The Citadel, and a Visiting Fellow at the South Carolina Policy Council.