Edward J. Lopez
Professor of Economics and the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism
College of Business
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

Last Updated: 08/11/2012

Read about my forthcoming book with Wayne A. Leighton.

at Stanford University Press and at Amazon.com

     Welcome to my homepage. I teach courses in economics, including the ethics of capitalism, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.
     My research focuses on public choice, the economics of ideas and political change, and the economics of law. You can find out more among the links on the right.

On this site:

my cv
my teaching page
my research page
my public policy writings
and some pics below

Visit me on other sites:
The Public Choice Society (I'm president)
my SSRN author page
my RePEc (IDEAS) research page
Division of Labour (where I blog)
The Beacon (where I blog)
Association of Private Enterprise Education (I'm past president)
Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy (I'm co-editor)
Journal of Economics and Finance Education (I'm co-editor)
Social Philosophy and Policy Center (visiting scholar 2010)
The Institute for Humane Studies (program officer 2008-09)
Liberty Fund, Inc. (resident scholar 2007-08)


Some Pic's:
High res professional
Jamie and Lorenzo
May 2009
Jamie, Lorenzo, Ivana, and me July 30, 2011
Scrambling up Mt. Charleston with Lawson & Powell July 2011
with Lawson, Powell, Clark, & Stowers
Bridge Mountain near Las Vegas, April 2008
Lawson, Powell and me, Acatenango Guatemala
Nov. 2006 [Lawson's report]
Terlingua Cemetery
Dec 2005
Some work photos Aug 2003
Me and buds at rim of Copper Canyon after Cerocauhui-Urique trek March 2003
Me in Cerocauhui, MX about to hike Copper Canyon (can you see the bear...) March 2003
La Familia (most of them anyway) Christmas 2000
Me running with the bulls (See if you can spot me...) July 2000
Me break dancing
(throughout the 80's)

Famous quote by a well known public choice scholar:
"So this Jefferson dude was like, 'Look, the reason we left this England place is 'cause it was so bogus.
So if we don't get some cool rules ourselves--pronto--then we're just gonna be bogus, too."
          Jeff Spiccoli, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"