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Economics

Curriculum Vitae

Marshall Jevons on Murder and Microeconomics

Nobel Economists Lecture Series

Saying Farewell

Southern Economic Association Meetings, November 2001

           SEA session: The Worlds of William Breit

                  photos from session

                  photos from Trinity-UVa cocktail party

Trinity Retirement Dinner    talk        photos

      Students Salute Bill at Tamalada

      Trinity Today article

 


The Worlds of William Breit

William Breit is Professor Emeritus at Trinity University. He was the E.M. Stevens Distinguished Professor of Economics at Trinity from 1983-99 and the Vernon F. Taylor Distinguished Professor of Economics from 1999 until his retirement in May 2002. At Trinity, Bill has taught, among other things, the History of Economic Thought and Antitrust Economics.

Prior to coming at to Trinity University, Bill was on the faculty at the University of Virginia (1965-83) and Louisiana State University (1961-65).

Bill received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1961. In 1999, MSU presented Bill with its Distinguished Alumni Award.

As a scholarly contributor in economics Bill Breit has helped us to understand issues of antitrust economics, market and non-market decision-making, and the history and intellectual development of modern economic thought. At Trinity University, Bill established the Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, which has brought 17 Nobel economists to campus and whose talks form the basis for the MIT volume, Lives of the Laureates currently in its third edition. Under the pen name Marshall Jevons, Bill Breit and Kenneth Elzinga developed the economist as sleuth in a series of mysteries solved with the knowledge and tools of economics. Bill is also a gifted communicator whose witty talks and lectures are peppered with clever insights into our foibles.

In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Bill Breit has authored, co-authored, or edited the following books: The Academic Scribblers: American Economists in Collision; Lives of the Laureates; Readings in Microeconomics; The Antitrust Penalties: A Study in Law and Economics; and The Antitrust Casebook: Milestones in Economic Regulation.

Marshall Jevons (a.k.a. Bill Breit and Ken Elzinga) is the author of Murder at the Margin, A Deadly Indifference, and The Fatal Equilibrium.

Widely recognized in the profession, he has been singled out for many honors by his peers. He has served as President of the Southern Economics Association, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Evolutionary Economics, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the Southwestern Social Science Association, has been a member of various editorial boards over the years, and is a long-time member of the market oriented Mont Pelerin Society.                                                                                             

Curriculum Vitae

Marshall Jevons on Murder and Microeconomics

Nobel Economists Lecture Series

Saying Farewell

         Southern Economic Association (SEA) Session,  November 2001

                The Worlds of William Breit

                photos from session

                photos from Trinity-UVa cocktail party

         Trinity Retirement Dinner

                Talk

                Pictures

         Students Salute Bill at Tamalada

         Trinity Today article

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