Curriculum Vite

Research Professor  George Mason University Law School, Arlington, VA 22201

Visiting Law Professor   Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City;

 University of Aix-en-Provence, France;

 Academia Istropolitana, Bratislava, Slovakia.

 Georgetown University Institute for Political and Economic Studies

Director, Center for Cultural Diversity, City University of New York, 1974-77;

Director, Programs in: History and Social Theory, Institute for Humane Studies, 1974-77;

Vice-President, Cato Institute, San Francisco, California, 1977-78;

Executive Vice-President, Institute for Humane Studies, 1979-80;

President, Institute for Humane Studies, 1980-89; Distinguished Senior Scholar, 1989-;

Chairman, 1980-94; Vice-Chairman, 1994-98, Humane Studies Foundation;

Executive Director, The John Templeton Foundation Freedom Project; and the International Freedom Project, 1998-2003, at the Atlas Foundation.

Member, Board of Directors, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN 2005-present.

President, History & Economics Research Institute, Fairfax, VA, 1998-2004.

Board Member, International Center for Economic Research, Turin, Italy, 2000-2006

Member, Advisory Council for Public Diplomacy, U. S. Information Agency, 1981-84;

Chairman, Advisory Council, The Salvatori Center for Academic Leadership, 1990-99;

International Advisory Council, The Social Affairs Unit, Morley House, London, 1994-;

Member, Advisory Council, Acton Institute, Rome, Italy

Member, Advisory Council, Tocqueville Institute, Paris, France

Member, Advisory Council, Hayek Institute, Vienna, Austria

Member, Advisory Council, Ctr. for Ed. & Res. in Free Enterprise, Texas A&M Univ., 1984-2004

President, Philadelphia Society, 1992-93, and 1994-95; Trustee, 1988-98, 2008-2011;

Board of Directors, Mont Pelerin Society, 1996-2008;

President, Mont Pelerin Society, 2002-2004; Treasurer, Mont Pelerin Society, 1996-2000

Vice-President President, Mont Pelerin Society, 2000-2002, and 2006-2008

Senior Vice-President, Mont Pelerin Society, 2004-2006;

Member, Program Committee, 1994 Mont Pelerin Society, Cannes, France, 1992-94;

Member,Program& Planning Com.1998 Mont Pelerin Society, Washington, DC, 1996-98;

Chairman,Program Committee, 2002 Mont Pelerin Society, London England, 1998-2002;

Member, Program Committee, 2004 European Mont Pelerin Society, Hamburg, 2004

Member, Program Committee, 2004 Mont Pelerin Society, Salt Lake City, UT 2004

Member, Program Committee, 2006 Mont Pelerin Society, Guatemala City, 2006

Member, Program Committee, 2008 Mont Pelerin Society, Tokyo, Japan, 2006-2008

Member, 1992 Program Committee, American Catholic Historical Association;


Trustee: Institute for Humane Studies-Europe, Paris, France, 1989-1999;

Institute for Economic Studies-Europe, Aix, France, 1999-present;

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, 1990-1999.

Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, D. C., 1994-present.



Recipient of the Adam Smith Award of the Association of Private Enterprise Educators,

Cancun, Mexico, April 8, 2007

Presented the McKenna Lecture on “Medieval Monasticism and the Economy”

at St. Vincent’s College, Latrobe, PA, October 24, 2007.

Recipient of the Award for Life-Time Service to Austrian Economics on November 20, 2011 by the Society for Development of Austrian Economics during the annual meeting of the Southern Economic Association, Washington, D. C.


Editor, Literature of Liberty, 1977-83;

Editorial Board, Cato Journal, 1981-present;

Editorial Board, American Journal of Jurisprudence, Notre Dame Law School, 1995-pres.

Editorial Board, Markets & Morality,  2000-present.  .



History Department, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, 1960-61;

Analyst, William Volker Fund, Burlingame, CA, 1961-62;

Consultant to Vice-President-Education, Eli Lilly Endowment, Indianapolis, IN, 1963-65;

Research Fellow, Foundation for Foreign Affairs, Chicago, IL, 1965-68;

History Department, City College of New York, 1968-1975;

American Studies Department, State University of New York/Old Westbury, 1975-77

History Department, George Mason University, 1986-89

Law School, George Mason University, 1990-2008.



Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington, D. C.,

Two majors: History and Government; and Philosophy.

Columbia University School of Law (one year)

Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The Bronx, New York,

major: History of International Relations; minors: East-Central Europe; Modern France;

US Diplomatic History; & Medieval Economic and Political History

New York University, Post-doctoral Fellow in European Economic History.