Howard Baetjer, Jr., is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, where he teaches courses in microeconomics, money and banking, comparative economic systems, and the history of economic thought.
Dr. Baetjer is also a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute. His book, Free Our Markets, A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics, explains for the layperson why people flourish better, the freer the markets they live in.
Dr. Baetjer earned a BA in psychology from Princeton in 1974, an MLitt in English literature from the University of Edinburgh in 1980, an MA in political science from Boston College in 1984, and a PhD in economics from George Mason University in 1993. His dissertation was published as Software as Capital, an Economic Perspective on Software Engineering by IEEE Computer Society in 1998.