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Catawba Faculty Member Elected to National Office for Professional Association

August 14, 2015

Category: Business & Economics, Faculty


EricHake.jpgDr. Eric Hake, a professor of economics at Catawba College, has been elected Executive Secretary/Treasurer for the Association for Evolutionary Economics.   

Having served one five-year term as Secretary of the Association from 2010-2015, he will take on the additional responsibilities as the executive officer of the Association for 2015-2020. Dr. Hake is working this fall with Association President Janet Knoedler from Bucknell University and President-Elect Deborah Figart of Richard Stockton College in preparation for the annual conference at the Allied Social Sciences Association meetings to be held in San Francisco, Calif.

The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) is an international organization of economists and other social scientists devoted to analysis of economies as evolving, socially constructed and politically governed systems. The intellectual heritage of AFEE is that of the Original Institutional Economics (OIE) created and developed by early 20th century economists such as Thorstein Veblen, John R. Commons, Wesley C. Mitchell, and Clarence E. Ayres. AFEE leaders and scholars have included Gardiner C. Means, Robert Heilbroner, Warren Samuels, Marc Tool, Anne Mayhew, J.R. Stanfield, Geoff Hodgson, James K. Galbraith, and Janice Peterson. AFEE's legacy is evolving as members seek to understand contemporary issues.

AFEE publishes the peer-reviewed Journal of Economic Issues. The JEI publishes articles that describe aspects of evolving economic systems, economic problems, economic policy, and methodology. The primary mission of the JEI is to develop the core ideas of institutional economics by discussing current economic problems and proposing relevant policy solutions. To learn more about this association or its perspective on current economic and social policy issues, please visit us online at www.afee.net, Facebook, or contact erhake@catawba.edu.

Dr. Hake joined the Catawba College Faculty in 2010. Born in Ruston, La., he holds a bachelor's degree in history and a doctorate in economics, both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.