Richard Ebeling

Richard Ebeling

Infobox Person

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birth_date = 1950
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occupation = professor, author, editor, president of FEE
spouse = Anna Ebeling

Richard M. Ebeling (born 1950, New York City) is an American libertarian author, and president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) based in Irvington, New York.

He has written and edited numerous books, including the three-volume "Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises". His most recent work is "Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom".


Ebeling received his B.A. in economics from California State University, Sacramento, and his M.A. in economics from Rutgers University.

He served as a lecturer at the National University of Ireland at Cork from 1981 to 1983, as an assistant professor at the University of Dallas from 1984 to 1988, and then as the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College from 1988 to 2003 ( [] ).

From 1989 to 2003, he also served as vice president of academic affairs for the Future of Freedom Foundation. Ebeling was named president of FEE in May 2003.

Ebeling lectures extensively on privatization, monetary reform, free trade, and other topics in the United States, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. In 1996, he and his wife, Anna Ebeling, obtained the lost papers of Ludwig von Mises in a formerly secret Soviet archive in Moscow.

From 2004-2005 Ebeling served as an AdJunct Professor at The King's College in New York City. He taught mostly economics classes, including Microeconomics and History of Economical Thought.

In 2000, Ebeling was asked by Harry Browne to seek the nomination of the Libertarian Party for Vice-President of the United States, but turned down the offer because of work commitments.

Richard Ebeling lives in Irvington, New York with his wife.

Writing & Editing

Among his recent writings are:
*"A Rational Economist in an Irrational Age: Ludwig von Mises" ("The Age of Economists: From Adam Smith to Milton Friedman", Hillsdale College Press, 1999)
*"Wilhelm Ropeke: A Centenary Appreciation" ("The Freeman", October 1999)
*"Friedrich A. Hayek: A Centenary Appreciation" ("The Freeman", May 1999)
*"The Free Market and the Interventionist State" ("Between Power and Liberty: Economics and the Law", Hillsdale College Press, 1997)
*"Mission to Moscow: Ludwig von Mises's 'Lost Papers' and Their Signficance" ("Liberty magazine", April 1997)
*"The Global Economy and Classical Liberalism: Past, Present and Future" ("The Future of American Business", Hillsdale College Press, 1996)
*"World Peace, International Order and Classical Liberalism" ("International Journal of World Peace", December 1995)
*"The Political Myths and Economic Realities of the Welfare State" ("American Perestroika: The Demise of the Welfare State", Hillsdale College Press, 1995)
*"Liberalism and Collectivism in the 20th Century" ("The End of 'Isms'? Reflections on the Fate of Ideological Politics after Communism's Collapse", Blackwell Publishers, 1994).

He has edited and contributed to all eight books published by The Future of Freedom Foundation. He has also edited and contributed to:
*"Money, Method and the Market Process, Essays by Ludwig von Mises" (1990)
*"Austrian Economics: A Reader" (1991)
*"Austrian Economics: Retrospects on the Past and Prospects for the Future" (1991)
*"The Global Collapse of Socialism" (1992)
*"Global Free Trade: Rhetoric and Reality" (1993)
*"Can Capitalism Cope? Free Market Reform in the Post-Communist World" (1994)
*"Economic Education: What Should We Learn About the Free Market?" (1994)
*"Disaster in Red: The Failure and Collapse of Socialism" (1995).

He is presently working an intellectual biography of the Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises, and "A Primer on Austrian Economics".

ee also

*Foundation for Economic Education
*The Freeman

External links

* [ FFF biography]

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