Antony Dnes, Ph.D.
Center for Free Enterprise Director
Professor of EconomicsLynn and Mark Hollis Chair in Free Enterprise
“It is important to engage students and to treat all students as individuals having varying interests. Students learn in different ways, but appreciate care, attention and unbounded enthusiasm. More focus is needed on andragogy, rather than pedagogy, re our predominantly adult students. Free speech and participation in the classroom are important since centuries of inquiry in economics will challenge many preconceived ideas, particularly in requiring evidenced policy discussion.”
A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Dnes holds a BA in economics from the University of Leicester, England; a Master of Letters in economics and natural resources from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; a PhD in economics from the University of Edinburgh; and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London. He has served as Professor and Head of Economics at the University of Hull Business School, UK, Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and Professor and Head of Economics Research at Nottingham Business School, UK. He also held appointments at Virginia Tech in the US. Dr. Dnes is a member of the editorial board of International Review of Law & Economics and was elected academic director of the Western Economics Association from 2008 to 2010. He has consulted for the UK Intellectual Property Office, the UK Lord Chancellor’s Department, the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the World Bank, and private firms.
Current affiliations include Editor-in-Chief of the scholarly journal Managerial & Decision Economics, senior affiliated scholar at George Mason University Law School’s Mercatus Center, and mentor for the Institute for Humane Studies in Arlington, Virginia. The author of several books and more than 40 journal articles, Dr. Dnes was a 2009 Leverhulme Fellow and has been a visiting professor at the University of Oxford’s Wolfson College, Monash University, University of Podgorica, UC Berkeley School of Law, Central European University, George Mason University Law School, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, University of Hamburg, and Rennes II (CNRS), His international experience includes directing and delivering AACSB-accredited management courses in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain, and Guernsey; and providing educational-support seminars in Odessa, Ukraine for university professors of economics and public administration following the fall of the former Soviet Union.
PhD Economics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
M.Litt, Economics of Natural Resources, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
BA Economics (Hons), University of Leicester, England.
LLB Laws (Hons), University of London, England.
Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.