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Edward Lopez

Edward Lopez

Distinguished Professor

College of Business

School of Economics, Management, and Project Management

Contact Information

Office: 315E Forsyth Building
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Edward Lopez is Professor of Economics and BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism. He teaches principles and intermediate level economics, as well as Econ 344 Ethics of Capitalism. He publishes in the fields of institutional economics, political economy, and law & economics. He is Executive Director and Past President of the Public Choice Society, and previously he was founding director of WCU's Center for the Study of Free Enterprise. His faculty website has up to date information at


  • Ph D, George Mason University, Economics
  • MA, George Mason University
  • BS, Texas A&M University

Teaching Interests

I teach courses in principles of economics, intermediate micro, and the ethics of capitalism. Previously I have taught MBA economics and public finance economics.

Research Interests

Law & Economics, Public Choice, Entrepreneurship, Economics of Ideas, Political Change

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