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Professor Gerald Patrick O'Driscoll, Jr., was born in 1947 and was graduated from Fordham University summa cum laude in 1969. He was awarded an M.A. in 1971 and a Ph.D. in economics in 1974 from the University of California at Los Angeles. his several areas of specialization include monetary theory, capital theory, law and economics, and the history of economic thought. His article, "The American Express Case: Public Good or Monopoly?" appeared in the Journal of Law and Economics (1976). Recently his statement of "The Ricardian Nonequivalence Theorem" appeared in the Journal of Political Economy (1977), and his article on "The Specialization Gap and the Ricardo Effect: Comment on Ferguson" was published in History of Political Economy (1975). He is a frequent contributor to symposium volumes; an essay on stagflation coauthored with Sudha Shenoy was published in Foundations of Modern Austrian Economics, one of the volumes in "Studies in Economic Theory."
Currently O'Driscoll is editing a volume of essays on Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to be published by the Iowa State University Press in 1978. At present he is serving as Assistant Professor of Economics at Iowa State University. He formerly taught at UCLA and at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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