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Dr John P Cochran

Economics
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Personal Biography Statement

Dr. John P. Cochran is currently Emeritus Professor of Economics and Emeritus Dean of the School of Business at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Prior to serving as dean, he was Chair and Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State College of Denver where he taught economics beginning in 1981. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and is a Senior Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the leading research and educational center of classical liberalism, libertarian political theory and the Austrian School of economics. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1985. He is the author with Fred R. Glahe of The Hayek-Keynes Debate: Lessons for Current Business Cycle Research (Edwin Mellen Press 1999). He has published numerous scholarly articles on the refinement and development of the Mises/Hayek Austrian theory of the business cycle. In addition to his scholarly publications, Dr. Cochran frequently provides commentary on the economy in the “Mises Daily and blog posts on Bastiat Circle. In June 2012, he provided testimony to the Congressional Committee on Financial Services: Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology.
In recognition of his scholarly contributions, Dr. Cochran was awarded Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Researcher/Scholar Award for 2002 and in 2004 received Metro State’s Distinguished Service award. In 2010 he was recognized by the Colorado Council for Economic Education as a “Friend of Economic Education.” He was on the faculty at the first Young America Foundation seminar on economic education for conservative/free market oriented college students, The Reagan Ranch Program: Intellectual Giants, The Road to Freedom: A Friedrich Hayek Seminar, May 2003. In March 2003, Dr. Cochran delivered the Ludwig Von Mises Memorial Lecture at the Austrian Scholars Conference 9 at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute.


Selected Publications

Link available on the vita (above)

Books
Cochran, John P. and Glahe, Fred R. (1999). The Hayek-Keynes Debate:Lessons for Current Business Cycle Research. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. Paperback reprint 2009.

Journal Articles

Cochran, John P. 2012. “Fractional Reserve Banking and Central Banking As Sources of Economic Instability: The Sound Money Alternative.” Indian Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 11, no. 2: 543-560.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles
Links to many of these publications are available on the vita (above)

Cochran, John P. 2011. “Hayek and the 21st Century Boom-Bust and Recession-Recovery” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 14, no. 3 (Fall): 261-285.

Cochran, John P. (2010). “Capital in Disequilibrium: Understanding the “Great Recession’ and Potential for Recovery.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 13:3 pp. 42-63.

Cochran, John P., Yetter, Noah, and Glahe, Fred R. (2004). “Capital-Based Macroeconomics: Boom and Bust in Japan and the U.S.” Indian Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 3, no. 1, 1-16.

Cochran, John P. (2004). “Capital, Monetary Calculation, and the Trade Cycle: The Importance of Sound Money.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 7, no. 1, 17-25.

Cochran, John P., Call, Steven T. and Glahe, Fred R. (2003). “Austrian Business Cycles: Variation on a Theme.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 6, no. 1, 67-73.

Cochran, John P. (2001). “Capital-Based Macroeconomics: Recent Developments and Extensions of Austrian Business Cycle Theory.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 17-25.

Cochran, John P. and Call, Steven T. (2000). “Free Banking and Credit Creation: Implications for Business Cycle Theory.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 35-50.

Cochran, John P., Call, Steven T., and Glahe, Fred R. (1999). “Credit Creation or Financial Intermediation? Fractional Reserve Banking in a Growing Economy.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, vol. 2, no. 3, 53-64.



Selected Publications

Journal Articles Cont.
Cochran, John P. and Call, Steven T. (1998). "The Role of Fractional Reserve Banking and Financial Intermediation in the Money Supply Process: Keynes and the Austrians." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. 1(3): 29-40.

Cochran, John P. and Glahe, Fred. (1997) "Praxeology and the Development of Human Capital: The Separation of School and State." Cultural Dynamics 9(2): 255-71.

Cochran, John P. and Glahe, Fred R. (1996). "Privatization True and False: Private Enterprise and Education." Journal of Private Enterprise 12(1), Fall: 108-21.

Cochran, John P. and Glahe, Fred R. (1994). "The Keynes-Hayek Debate: Lessons for Contemporary Business Cycle Theorists." History of Political Economy 26(1), Spring: 69-94.

Cochran, John P. and Glahe, Fred R. (1992). "The Use and Abuse of Equilibrium in Business Cycle Theory: A Praxeological Approach." Cultural Dynamics 5(3): 356-70.

Cochran, John P. and Brown, R, Michael. (1989). "What's Wrong Here?" Economic Inquiry 27(3), July: 541-45.

Selected Publications

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Cochran, John P. 2012. “Review Essay: A Crisis of Authority: Lemieux’s Somebody in Charge: A Solution to Recessions?” The Independent Review, vol. 16, no. 4 (Spring): 1-8.

Cochran, John P. (2011). “Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics. By Nicholas Wapshott. London and New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2011.” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, v. 14, n. 4 (Winter): 81-85.

Cochran, John P. (2010). “Review of Free Banking: Theory, History, and a Laissez-Faire Model. By Larry Sechrest. Auburn, Alabama: The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2008. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 13:4, pp. 120-25.

Cochran, John P. (1998). "Review of Central Banking in Theory and Practice, Alan S. Blinder, Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 1998."

Selected Publications

Popular Publications and Commentaries
Articles with links on Vita:

Mises Daily Article Archive: http://mises.org/daily/author/224/


Circle Bastiat Archive: http://bastiat.mises.org/author/cochranj2012/

Courses Taught

ECO-2010,ECO-3020

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