Dr. Edward Timmons (Professor of Economics and Director of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at Saint Francis University) is one of the world’s leading scholars on the effects of occupational regulation.
His research has been published in The Journal of Law and Economics, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, The Journal of Labor Research, Monthly Labor Review, Cato Journal, Health Policy, Eastern Economic Journal, and the European Journal of Comparative Economics. He has published several policy pieces for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and has also contributed several op-eds to US News & World Report, Harvard Business Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dallas Morning News, Detroit News, USA Today, the Tampa Bay Times, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and Nashville’s Tennessean.
His research has been cited in other scholarly journals, the popular press, by the White House, and in a Senate hearing on occupational regulation. Dr. Timmons has presented his research across the United States and in the United Kingdom and Italy. He has worked as a visiting research fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Moncalieri, Italy. He is a member of the board of policy advisors for the Heartland Institute, a senior affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and a visiting research fellow with the Badger Institute. Dr. Timmons has been a member of the Saint Francis University faculty since 2008 and serves as coordinator of the Economics major.