Dr. Brian P. Simpson

School of Business and Management
Finance and Economics

 Selected Items from Curriculum Vita

 FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION


• Market process theory (or free market economics)
• Monetary economics
• The philosophical foundations of economic ideas

 

RESEARCH

• I am working on a book on the philosophical and methodological foundations of economics.

 

PUBLISHED MATERIAL


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


• “Needed in the Context of the Renewed Popularity in Keynes’s Ideas: An Analysis of His Errors,” Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies vol. 37, no. 1 (Spring 2012), pp. 67-93
• “Undermining Energy Production: An Economic and Philosophic Analysis of the State of Energy Production,” Journal of Management Policy and Practice vol. 13, issue 1 (February 2012), pp. 127-161
• “The Effect of Environmental Regulations and Other Government Controls on Oil and Gasoline Production,” Energy & Environment vol. 22, no. 3 (April 2011), pp. 151-166
• “Two Theories of Monopoly and Competition: Implications and Applications,” Journal of Applied Business and Economics vol. 11, issue 2 (August 2010), pp. 139-151
• “Wealth and Income Inequality: An Economic and Ethical Analysis,” Journal of Business Ethics vol. 89, issue 4 (November 2009), pp. 525-538
• “The Assault on Energy Producers,” The Objective Standard vol. 3, no. 4 (Winter 2008-2009), pp. 55-70
• “Austrian Trade Cycle Theory and Rationality,” New Perspectives on Political Economy vol. 4, no. 2 (2008), pp. 113-129, http://pcpe.libinst.cz/nppe/4_2/nppe4_2_2.pdf


Books


• Money, Banking, and the Business Cycle, Volume 2: Remedies and Alternative Theories (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
• Money, Banking, and the Business Cycle, Volume 1: Integrating Theory and Practice (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
• Chinese translation of Markets Don’t Fail! (Beijing, PRC: Central Compilation & Translation Press, 2012)
• Markets Don’t Fail! (Lexington Books: Lanham, MD: 2005)

 

PRESENTATIONS AT SCHOLARLY CONFERENCES


• “What Constitutes a Free Market in Money and Banking?,” 39th annual international conference of The Association of Private Enterprise Education, April 14, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
• “An Economic and Philosophical Analysis of Public Goods,” 13th annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, May 23, 2013, Honolulu, HI
• “The Assault on Oil and Gasoline Production,” 11th annual meeting of the National Business and Economics Society, March 12, 2010, Lihue (Kauai), HI
• “Wealth and Income Inequality: An Economic and Ethical Analysis, ” 33rd annual international convention of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, April 7, 2008, Las Vegas, NV and the 13th annual conference of The American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, February 24, 2006, Las Vegas, NV
• “The Relation Between Interest Rates and the Demand for Money: Correlation or Causation?,” 14th annual conference of The American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, February 23, 2007, Las Vegas, NV

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS


• “Where Do Profits Come from?,” Objectivist Summer Conference, July 5-11, 2013, Chicago, IL
• “What Would a Free Market in Money and Banking Look Like?,” Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism Lunch-Time Lecture Series at Clemson University, March 30, 2012, Clemson, SC
• “Capitalism and the Economic Crisis,” Advocis, The Ontario School, Professional Development Seminar for Canadian Financial Advisors, July 26, 2010, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (webcast from La Jolla, CA)
• “Keynes’s Theory of Depression: A Critique,” Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at George Mason University, February 25, 2010, Fairfax, VA
• “Competition, Monopoly, and the Antitrust Laws,” Guest lecture given in doctoral course on Ethics and Political Economy at Bowling Green State University, November 18, 2008, Bowling Green, OH
• “A Critical Analysis of Keynes’s Business Cycle and Depression Theory,” Colloquium sponsored by the Social Philosophy and Policy Center and the Department of Economics at Bowling Green State University, October 24, 2008, Bowling Green, OH
• “The ‘Market Failure’ Fallacy,” Ayn Rand Institute Public Lecture Series, January 31, 2008, Costa Mesa, CA (A similar version of this talk was given at The Fraser Institute’s Policy Briefing Series, April 26, 27, and 28, 2006 in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver)

Contact Details

School of Business and Management
bsimpson@nu.edu
858-642-8431