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Jack A. Chambless

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Jack A. Chambless is a professor of economics, author, and professional speaker. He is also a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.

Chambless has taught since 1991 at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida where he served as the the Patricia Whalen Chair in Social Science in 1999 and 2004.   In addition to teaching Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics he has also taught honors courses in economics, two online courses and special topics courses entitled "Applied Microeconomics" and "Oil, Economics and Terrorism." 

He is a frequent contributor to The Orlando Sentinel and has had his work published in The Wall Street Journal, The University of Miami Law Review, The Public Utilities Fortnightly, Structural Movers, Orlando Magazine and many other domestic publications.  His work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Reason Magazine, The Foreign Press Review, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, The Detroit News, The British Caledonian Press and many other foreign and domestic publications.

In addition to teaching, Professor Chambless speaks frequently around the United States on the Economics of Liberty. He has lectured at The Foundation for Economic Education in New York; The Young America's Foundation Freedom Fest in Las Vegas; The Florida Libertarian Convention, The Florida Parent Educators Association convention and Georgia State University and has appeared on national television and radio broadcasts including CNBC's Inside Opinion, FoxNews Europe and Your World with Neal Cavuto (FoxNews), The Neal Boortz Show, the BBC, National Public Radio and The Jim Hightower Show  He is also currently serving as a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute - a think tank in Chicago, Illinois.

He is the author of two economics textbooks - An Applied Approach to Microeconomics and An Applied Approach to Macroeconomics, both published by Kendall Hunt.

Here's an interview he did on Fox News concerning his students and their perspective on "the American Dream."

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 29, 2014
By Joseph Bast, Robert Genetski, Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), Benjamin Domenech, Joy Pullmann, Robert G. Holland, Steve Stanek, Craig Idso, John Coleman (1934-2018), Marc Morano, Kenneth Haapala, Marita Noon, Jonathan Steitz, Kurtis B. Reeg, Tibor R. Machan, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Alan Caruba (1938-2015), Richard Ebeling, Eugene Kontorovich, Jack A. Chambless, Barry P. Keating
The following statements reacting to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night from staff, fellows, and policy advisors at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution.
January 28, 2014
By Jim Lakely, Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), Benjamin Domenech, Joy Pullmann, Steve Stanek, Craig Idso, Marc Morano, John Coleman (1934-2018), Tibor R. Machan, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Joseph Bast, Alan Caruba (1938-2015), Robert Genetski, Jack A. Chambless, Barry P. Keating, Eugene Kontorovich, Richard Ebeling, Kurtis B. Reeg, Jonathan Steitz, Marita Noon, Kenneth Haapala, Robert G. Holland
Below you can read the reaction of staff, fellows, and policy advisors at The Heartland Institute to President Obama's State of the Union Address. The comments may be used for attribution.
April 8, 2013
By S. T. Karnick, Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), Erik Root, Jack A. Chambless, Michael G. Hintze, Clifford Thies, Tibor R. Machan, Alan Caruba (1938-2015), Paul Crovo, F.H. Buckley
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - a champion of free-market economics and individual liberty - died today in London.
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November 7, 2012
By Jim Lakely, Robert Genetski, Steve Stanek, S. T. Karnick, Joy Pullmann, Peter Ferrara, S. Fred Singer (1924 - 2020), Marc Morano, Kenneth Haapala, Jack A. Chambless, Sean Parnell, Mark Thornton, Deirdre McCloskey, David L. Applegate, Clifford Thies, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Tibor R. Machan
The following statements about Tuesday’s presidential election from policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution.
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