Dr Steve Hayworth

Associate Professor of Economics

I became interested in economics while an undergraduate at Cornell University. After graduating in 1973, I attended M.I.T and earned my Ph.D. in 1977. My doctoral dissertation concerned rent control.

Why study economics? Economic disputes and conflicts must be resolved if humans are ever to achieve peace, social justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability. Ultimately, human survival in a world with prosperity and freedom depends on getting the economics right. Sadly, at the moment we are not even close.

My academic interests include the process of globalization, sustainable development, and the social and economic costs of maintaining American global dominance and supporting the American military empire. I teach a number of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Introduction to Economic Problems and Policies (Econ 100), Principles of Macroeconomics (Econ 201), Economic Development (Econ 385), Economics of Multinational Enterprise (Econ 561), and Economic Growth and Development (Econ 585).

My hobbies include hiking and wondering about cosmology/particle physics. The photo shows me in Rocky Mountain National Park on the summit of Twin Sisters mountain, which I climbed in August 2007 with my son Justin, who was 15 years old at the time.