Skip Navigation

Edward Timmons

Edward Timmons

Contact Edward Timmons

etimmons@francis.edu 814-472-3073

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.

2018 By the Numbers

See what sets Heartland apart:
82% of state elected officials read Heartland publications
78%
of state elected officials read one or more Heartland newspapers "sometimes" or "always."
45% of elected officials say Heartland led to a change in policy
45%
of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
3.2 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2018
184 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
158 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching over 34,000 guests in 2018.
100,000 fans
on Facebook posting and reposting over 1 million times a week