McKenzie, Richard

Dr. McKenzie is the Walter B. Gerken Professor of Enterprise and Society at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. Professor McKenzie has written on a range of economic topics, but has also conducted research on the outcomes of over 2,500 alumni from American orphanages.  He is an alumnus of Barium Springs Home for Children where he grew up in the 1950s.

An economics professor and the Walter B. Gerken Professor of Enterprise and Society at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California Irvine, Dr. McKenzie has authored 30 books and is a nationally recognized authority on the Microsoft anti-trust case. His research focuses on economic policy issues. He is currently writing a book on In Search of a Defense of Rational Behavior in Economics.

Some of his recent books include: Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies, And Other Pricing Puzzles; In Defense of Monopoly: How Market Powers Fosters creative Production; Digital Economics: How Information Technology Has Transformed Business Thinking; Trust on Trial: How the Microsoft Case Is Reframing the Rules of Competition. 

He has written several hundred pamphlets, articles, chapters and scholarly articles for a variety of academic journals including Southern Economics Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Public Choice, Journal of Political Economy and Ethics. His columns, articles and opinions have appeared in major newspapers, and his comments on national policy issues are cited often in newspapers across the country.

Professor McKenzie is a past president of the Southern Economic Association, and an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute.

While Professor McKenzie officially retired in 2011, he continues his relationship with the Merage School and greatly impacts its programs and students.

Contact Information: [email protected]

Personal website: http://web.merage.uci.edu/~mckenzie/

Film: Homecoming: The Forgotten World of America’s Orphanages

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