Topics: Miller College of Business, Faculty

September 14, 2020

Steve Horwitz, distinguished professor of free enterprise

Ball State University economics professor Steve Horwitz will be honored Sept. 30 by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) for his dedication to his field.

Each year since 2001, CEI pays tribute to free-market economist, professor, and consummate optimist Julian Simon by presenting the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award to an individual whose work supports Simon’s vision of mankind as the ultimate resource.

Simon (1932-1998) was an economist and business professor known for his optimism about mankind and the future.

Horwitz is the director of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy and Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise in the Miller College of Business at Ball State.

“Professor Horwitz extends Simon’s legacy with an exemplary teaching career and thorough empirical investigation of labor-saving innovations in the modern economy,” said CEI President Kent Lassman. “He is a testament to the power of open dialogue, the importance of liberal institutions, and the belief that tomorrow can be better than yesterday.”

A video presentation of the 2020 Simon Award and a live discussion with Horwitz and Lassman is at noon. Register for the event.