Position: Eldon R. Lindsey Professor of Economics and Finance
Location: HHH 214
Phone: (540) 665-5450
Employed Since: 1993
B.A., M.B.A., St. John’s University; Ph.D., 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, and the author of “Global Economics: A Holistic Approach,” which is forthcoming from Lexington Books. 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:
“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
I collect all kinds of financial memorabilia, including coins, stock and bond certificates, and inflation money.