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Ross Emmett

Professor, Political Economy and Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy


history of economic thought, economics and religion, economics and politics, economic governance

Current Research

history of American Economics, the Chicago School of economics

Selected Publications

  • With Robert Van Horn. “Two Trajectories of Democratic Capitalism in 2015 the Postwar Chicago School: Frank Knight versus Aaron Director.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 39.5 (September): 1443-55.

  • "Economics is Not All of Life.” Econ Journal Watch 11.2 (May), 144-52, 2014.

  • "Frank H. Knight on Institutionalism and Economics.” Research in 2013 the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Vol. 31-B: 117-24.

Government Focus

International, National

Media Coverage

TEDx Lansing

Public Service

Chair, University-Industry Linkages Team, part of the “Moving Ideas to Market: Engaging Education in the Global Marketplace” initiative, Prima Civitas Foundation
• Presented at “Moving Ideas to Market” Strategic Plan Update, Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
October 2008
Member, • New Enterprises Initiative Steering Committee, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)