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Harry Landreth – Deceased

Boles Professor Emeritus of Economics Emeritus Faculty
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Biographical Info

At the time of his death on Feb. 13, 2020, Harry Landreth was Boles Professor Emeritus of Economics. He started his career at Centre after having left a tenured professorship at Miami University of Ohio. At Centre he taught introductory economics, microeconomic theory, entrepreneurship, investments, corporation finance, and the history of economic thought, his area of research.

Landreth published diverse forms of economic writing, including articles in professional journals, textbooks, books, encyclopedia entries, opinion-editorial pieces, and articles for non-professional readers. His textbook, History of Economic Thought, currently in its fourth edition, has been translated into several languages. His article on Bernard Mandeville has been reprinted in a volume of classic essays and his “Creeping Capitalism” piece is published in several readings books. The Keynes book has been favorably reviewed and reprinted in paperback, and some of his op-ed pieces appeared in major newspapers. Landreth had a chapter published in a book in 2006 and another in 2007. He and his wife Donna team-taught a CentreTerm course. The “R” word (retired) is not used in the Landreth household.

Landreth graduated with a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma, where he also received an MBA. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

File last updated: 2/20/2020

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