Paul Cleveland, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow

LP_PaulPaul A. Cleveland serves as Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics. He is a Professor of Economics and Finance at Birmingham-Southern College. He spent one year as a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando before joining the faculty at BSC in 1990. He serves as an adjunct scholar for the Alabama Policy Institute, and as a part-time scholar for the Apologetics Resource Center.

Dr. Cleveland’s principal academic research is focused on the study of free enterprise and political economy. He is the author of two books: Understanding the Modern Culture Wars and Unmasking the Sacred Lies, and the co-author of the third edition of Basic Economics with Clarence B. Carson.

In addition, Dr. Cleveland’s articles have been published in numerous places including the Journal of Private Enterprise, the Independent Review, the Journal of Markets & Morality, Religion and Liberty, Areopagus Journal, Mises Daily Articles, and The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. 

Beyond his writing, Dr. Cleveland has lectured on free enterprise in numerous places, including universities in Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Peru, China, and Taiwan.

Dr. Cleveland received his Ph.D in Economics from Texas A&M University. He is married with two children, and enjoys activities with his family and plays golf when time allows. He is a member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church.

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