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Stephen T. Ziliak is a Trustee and Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University, Chicago. His previous appointments include Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was voted “Faculty Member of the Year” (in 2002) and “Most Intellectual Professor” (in 2003). At the University of Iowa he earned (in 1996) the Ph.D. in Economics and, at the same time, the Ph.D. Certificate in the Rhetoric of the Human Sciences. He has been a Visiting Professor of Economics, Statistics, Rhetoric, Justice, Social Welfare, and Methodology at leading universities of the United States, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Turkey, and the Netherlands.
His research has appeared in many leading journals, such as Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, The Lancet, Poetry, Biological Theory, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Wine Economics, International Journal of Forecasting, Significance (a magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association), and the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education.
He is the lead author of The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives (2008) a best-selling and critically-acclaimed book at the University of Michigan Press, with Deirdre N. McCloskey; with McCloskey and Arjo Klamer he is co-author of The Economic Conversation, an evolving textbook and blog, emphasizing dialogue and openness; and he edited and contributed to Measurement and Meaning in Economics: The Essential Deirdre McCloskey (Edward Elgar, 2001). An Associate Editor of Historical Statistics of the United States (Cambridge, 2006), Ziliak’s work has been featured in Science, Nature, The Economist, Poetry, Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR, Chronicle of Higher Education, Slate, Salon, Washington Post, Financial Times, New York Times, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
He has published extensively on the problem of statistical significance vs. economic significance and practical importance; random vs. balanced designs of experiments; Ronald A. Fisher; William S. Gosset (aka “Student”); Guinness beer and Guinnessometrics; the social, literary, and econometric history of welfare, charity, and poverty; dialogue and pluralism in economics education; the rhetoric of economics; haiku economics; and the history and philosophy of science and statistics.
His signature courses include Big Think Microeconomics: History, Problems, and Prospects; Theories of Justice in Economics and Philosophy; Rhetoric and Writing in Economics and Other Human Sciences; Guinnessometrics and The Cult of Statistical Significance; Introduction to Economics by way of The Grapes of Wrath; and Self-Reliance and Poverty Before and After the Welfare State.
Professor Ziliak has been appointed to a number of international committees, including most recently the Economics Curriculum Committee Task Force of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Scientific Committees of the second and third Beeronomics Society conferences on the economics of beer and brewing. A member or co-founding member of several journal editorial boards, Ziliak is also a founding member of the World Economics Association.
CV (downloadable pdf): Curriculum Vitae Stephen T Ziliak April 2013