Position: Eldon R. Lindsey Professor of Economics and Finance
Location: HHH 214
Phone: (540) 665-5450
Employed Since: 1993
B.A. (mathematics), M.B.A., St. John’s University; Ph.D. (economics), Boston College
Fields of Expertise:
- Economics and Finance
Dr. Thies has served on the faculties of Shenandoah University, the University of Baltimore and the University of Montana. He is the author, co-author, contributor and editor of more than a hundred books, encyclopedia entries and articles in scholarly journals. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Private Enterprise and is a former Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation. He is a past president of the faculty senates of Shenandoah University and the University of Baltimore. He also served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve.
In response to an article I wrote in 2009, the House Ways and Means Committee conducted a “Hearing on How Welfare and Tax Benefits Can Discourage Work” in 2012. You can find the Hearing (and my testimony) at:
Be warned! If you are elected President one day, scholars will determine if what I teach you in my class influenced your thought. For proof of this, check out my widely cited article on Woodrow Wilson:
Do Large Numbers of Americans Struggle to Make Ends Meet? Journal of Private Enterprise 36:2 (2021): 67-75
Clearinghouse Certificates during the Great Depression: A Non-Example of “Unaccounted Money.” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 23:2 (Summer 2020): 152-170.
The Effect of War on Economic Growth. (with C.F. Baum). Cato Journal 40:1 (Winter 2020): 199-212.
The Chicago Record Poll and the Election of 1896. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 48:1 (March 2018): 127-138.
Global Economics: A Holistic Approach. Lexington Books, 2018.
“And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” Ecclesiastes