Sanford “Sandy” Ikeda is a professor of economics and coordinator of the Economics Program at Purchase College of the State University of New York, and a research fellow at New York University.
Ikeda is also a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute. He is on the Board of Directors of The Economic Freedom Institute, Cosmos + Taxis, and The Center for the Living City. He has lectured globally, and has published in Forbes and National Review Online. His scholarly publications have appeared in The Southern Economic Journal, The Review of Austrian Economics, Environmental Politics, The American Journal of Economics & Sociology, Cosmos + Taxis, The Independent Review, and Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines.
He has written over 100 essays for the Foundation for Economic Education, and has contributed entries for The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (on Robert Moses) and for The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism (on Jane Jacobs, rent seeking, and interventionism). Dr. Ikeda’s current research focuses on the interconnections among cities, social cooperation, and entrepreneurial development.