Richard Ebeling

Richard M. Ebeling (/ˈɛbəlɪŋ/; born January 30, 1950) is an American libertarian author who was the president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) from 2003 to 2008.

Ebeling is currently the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Ebeling has written and edited numerous books, including the three-volume Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises (Liberty Fund). His most recent works are Political Economy, Public Policy, and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition (Routledge, 2010) and Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom (Edward Elgar, 2003). He was a co-author and co-editor of In Defense of Capitalism in 5 volumes.[1]

Richard Ebeling
Richard M. Ebeling

January 30, 1950 (age 69)
FieldAustrian economics
School or
Austrian School


Ebeling received his B.A. degree in economics from California State University, Sacramento, his M.A. degree in economics from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in economics from Middlesex University in London,.[2]

Ebeling served as a lecturer at University College Cork, Ireland 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.[3] From 1989 to 2003, he also served as vice president of academic affairs for the Future of Freedom Foundation. Ebeling was named president of Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in May 2003[4] and announced in April 2008 that he was resigning his position to return to teaching. From 2004 to 2005, Ebeling served as an Adjunct Professor at The King's College in New York City. He also serves as an adjunct scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.[5]

Ebeling was the Shelby C. Davis Visiting Professor in American Economic History and Entrepreneurship at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (2008–2009) and a senior fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (2008–2009). Ebeling was a professor of economics at Northwood University (2009-2014)in Midland, Michigan.[6]

Ebeling is also noted to have discovered lost papers of Austrian economist and classical liberal Ludwig von Mises in a formerly secret Soviet archive.[7] Looted by the Nazis from his Vienna apartment in 1938, Mises' papers were captured by the Soviet Army at the end of World War II. Following the documents discovery and translation, Ebeling edited and published the three volume series Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises.[8]

Ebeling received the "Franz Cuhel Award for Excellence in Free Market Education" presented by the Liberální Institute (Prague, 2007)[9] and the "Liberty in Theory: Lifetime Award" presented by Libertarian Alliance/Libertarian International (London, 2005). He has also twice been a Hayek Fellow at the Institute for Humane Studies (1975, 1977).

Ebeling was a guest on The Ron Paul Liberty Report on March 29, 2018, along with Jacob Hornberger, where they both discuss with Ron Paul their support for a non-interventionist foreign policy.[10]

See also

  • The Freeman – a publication of the Foundation for Economic Education


  1. ^ Northwood University Press, 2010-2014
  2. ^ Ebeling's biography at The Future of Freedom Foundation website
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Richard Ebeling Named President of FEE". The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. Questia Online Library. June 1, 2003. ISSN 1559-1638. OCLC 53983085. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mises Daily": contributor listing, Ludwig von Mises Institute
  6. ^ Archived 2009-08-19 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ The Story of the Lost Papers Archived 2014-09-14 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises Archived 2014-04-08 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ See PCPE 2007 Čuhel Memorial Lecture Archived 2012-07-29 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^

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