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Professor of Economics, Marquette University, Milwaukee
Great Depression and Current Economic Crisis: Similarities and Differences
Peter Gonda, the Conservative Institute chief economist
Gene Smiley: CEQLS Lecture for the Conservative Institute, Bratislava, November 23, 2009
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About Gene Smiley:
Gene Smiley is currently a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Marquette University.
He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics as an Assistant Professor at the beginning of the 1973-1974 academic year. In 1979 he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. After serving a three-year term as department chair from 1982-1985 he returned to the position in the fall of 1988 and served as Chair of the Department from 1988 to 1991. In 1994 he was promoted to Professor and he retired in May of 2005.
He was born in Coin, Iowa, a small Southwest Iowa town, on November 13, 1940 and graduated from Coin High School in 1959. He received a B.A. in Art in 1967, an M.A. in Economics in 1970, and a Ph.D. in Economics in 1973, all from the University of Iowa at Iowa City, Iowa. Prior to accepting the position at Marquette he spent one year as an instructor at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He is married with two children and resides in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
His teaching and research specialties are in American Economic History and Austrian Economics. He has published two books, The American Economy in the Twentieth Century (1994), and Rethinking The Great Depression (2002), chapters in several books, several encyclopedia articles, and papers in professional journals such as: The Journal of Economic History, Business History Review, The Journal of Economics, The MidSouth Journal of Economics, Review of Austrian Economics, Essays in Business and Economic History, Business and Economic History, and Critical Review. His opinion columns have been printed in a number of newspapers in the United States.
Dr. Smiley is a member of a several professional organizations, on the editorial boards of several professional journals, was a member of the Advisory Board of the Wisconsin Forum from 1979 to 2000, a member of the Board of Directors of Discovery World in Milwaukee from 1979-1986, and a past member of the Board of Trustees and past president of the Economic and Business Historical Society. He has made a number of radio and television appearances in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
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