Published on March 4, 2021 by Morgan Black
Art Carden, professor in Samford University’s Brock School of Business, is an internationally known economist and regular media expert on topics such as economic history, public policy and regulation, causes and consequences of economic growth, and more.
The Curious Task, a podcast hosted by Canada’s Institute for Liberal Studies, featured Carden in February as he discussed “Why Are We Rich?." The topic was centered around his book Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World, which he coauthored with world renowned economist Deirdre McCloskey. Also in Canada, Carden led a webinar for the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, for whom he serves as a senior fellow. The session featured McCloskey, her successful career, and their book.
In the U.S., Carden is a frequent contributing writer for Forbes.com and the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER). Other new publications include an article published by the Association of Christian Economists titled “The Goodness of Tolerance: The Humanity of Political Economy.” Additionally, a recent Faithful Economy podcast episode, produced by the Association of Christian Economists, featured Carden and his new book. And, he was also a recent guest on The Soul of Enterprise podcast where he discussed how production rather than redistribution alleviates long term poverty.
Locally, Carden was a recent guest on EconVersations, a television broadcast hosted by Troy University’s Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy on Alabama Public Television.
Carden is a senior fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research, a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, a senior research fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, a senior fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and a research fellow with the Independent Institute.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.