College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Walter E Williams

Walter E Williams

Walter E Williams

Eminent Scholar

Applied microeconomics, Labor economics, economics of discrimination

Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, holds a BA degree in economics from California State University and MA and PhD degrees in economics from UCLA. In addition he holds a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Virginia Union University.

He has also served on the faculties of Los Angeles City College, California State University at Los Angeles, and Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Williams is the author of over 160 publications which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, and Social Science Quarterly and popular publications such as Reader's Digest, Regulation, Policy Review, and Newsweek.

He has made numerous radio and television appearances including Dr. Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose," "Star Spangled Line," ABC "Nightwatch" and Ted Turner's Cable New Network. His book, The State Against Blacks, was published by McGraw-Hill in the winter of 1982 and was made into a television documentary entitled, "Good Intentions." His most recent book is "More Liberty Means Less Government".