Stephen Walters, Ph.D.
Professor Stephen Walters, Ph.D., is an applied microeconomist whose focus is in urban economics, sports economics, government regulation of business, and the economic analysis of law. His expertise as a sabermetrician—an empirical analyst of the game of baseball and its players—has led to consulting roles with the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago Cubs (though it should be noted that this New England native is a Red Sox fan). Dr. Walters, who was named Loyola’s Distinguished Teacher of Year in 2005, says he tries to make economics come to life in his classroom by bringing in illustrative examples and case studies, and avoiding excessive abstraction. In addition to frequently serving as a subject expert for commentary in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, and National Review, Dr. Walters is a fellow of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University. He completed his doctorate in Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.
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