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David C. Rose, Ph.D.

Department of Economics
Email: rose@umsl.edu

Dave Rose is a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has served as the Department Director of Graduate Studies and as the Department Chair. He received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1987 from the University of Virginia. His primary areas of research interest are behavioral economics, political economy, and organization theory. He has published scholarly articles in a wide range of areas. His work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the HFL Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, and the John R. Templeton Foundation. He is currently in his second term on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. In 2008 he received the St. Louis Business Journal’s Economic Educator of the year award. His latest paper is “On the Evolution of Rationality and Economic Behavior” for The Oxford Handbook on Ethics and Economics (forthcoming summer, 2019). His book, The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior (Oxford University Press, 2011), was selected one of CHOICE’s outstanding titles of 2012 and was nominated for the Hayek Book Prize. His latest book has just been released and is titled Why Culture Matters Most (Oxford University Press, 2019). He frequently contributes to policy debates through radio and television interviews as well as in Op-Eds in outlets like the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Word on Business, The School Choice Advocate, Forbes, The Washington Times, and The Christian Science Monitor on topics ranging from social security, monetary policy, fiscal policy, judicial philosophy, education reform, and healthcare reform.