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William Barnett II

Dr. John V. Connor Professorship in Economics and Finance; Professor of Economics (Emeritus)


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1974

J.D., Loyola University New Orleans, 1982 

B.B.A., Loyola University New Orleans, 1967


  • College of Business
  • Economics


William Barnett II is the holder of the Dr. John V. Connor Professorship in Economics and Finance and is a Professor of Economics in the College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans.  He is also an Adjunct Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He earned a B.B. A. in economics from Loyola University New Orleans in 1967,  a Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University in 1974, and a J.D. from Loyola University new Orleans in 1982.

Barnett has published over 75 articles in scholarly refereed journals such as: the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics; the Review of Austrian Economics; Advances in Austrian Economics; the Independent Review; and, Public Choice.

Barnett’s teaching and research interests are in Austrian School economics, particularly the Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle, and domestic and international macroeconomics and macro finance.