Edward Timmons is associate professor of economics and Director of the Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at Saint Francis University. He is also a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.Dr. Timmons completed his Ph.D in Economics at Lehigh University. He enjoys teaching economics to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.
His research has been published in The Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Labor Research, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Health Policy, Monthly Labor Review, and Nicotine and Tobacco Research. His research has been heavily cited by the popular press, by the Federal Trade Commission, the Obama White House, and also in a Senate hearing entitled “License to Compete: Occupational Licensing and the State Action Doctrine.”
In May of 2014 he worked as a visiting research fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Moncalieri, Italy.
In his spare time, Dr. Timmons enjoys spending time with his wife (Nelly) and his two sons (Warren and Francisco), traveling, cooking, and closely following his beloved New Orleans Saints.