Richard M. Ebeling is Professor of Economics at Northwood University. He was formerly president of The Foundation for Economic Education (2003–2008), was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College (1988–2003) in Hillsdale, Michigan, and served as vice president of academic affairs for The Future of Freedom Foundation (1989–2003).
Born in New York City in 1950, he received his B.A. in economics from California State University, Sacramento, and his M.A. in economics from Rutgers University. Professor Ebeling has been a lecturer in economics at the National University of Ireland at Cork (1981–1983), and assistant professor of economics at the University of Dallas (1984–1988).
While serving as vice president for The Future of Freedom Foundation, Professor Ebeling co-edited and contributed to five books published by The Future of Freedom Foundation and he wrote a monthly article and book review for FFF's publication Freedom Daily. His articles have also appeared in The Freeman,Reason, Libertarian Review, Critical Review, Political Studies, Advances in Austrian Economics, The Austrian Economics Newsletter, International Journal of World Peace, American Journal of Economics and Sociology,and numerous other publications. As well, his articles have been published in Brazil, England, Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, and Russia.
Professor Ebeling also lectures widely on the problems of economic reform and change in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, as well as lecturing on economic policy in the United States, particularly on the topics of monetary policy, government regulation and the welfare state, and the economics of growth, stability and international trade.