Russell Roberts is a Mercatus affiliated senior scholar and a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Dr. Roberts is the host of the weekly podcast seriesEconTalk, and he blogs at Cafe Hayek.
His latest book is The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity (Princeton University Press, 2008). Told in the form of a novel, it is the story of how prosperity is created and sustained and looks at the unseen order and harmony that shape our daily lives.
Dr. Roberts is also the author of The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance (MIT Press, 2001) a novel that discusses an array of public policy issues including corporate responsibility, consumer safety, and welfare.
Dr. Roberts is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. In addition to numerous academic publications, he has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is a founding advisory board member of the Library of Economics and Liberty.
Before joining the Hoover Institution, Dr. Roberts worked at at George Mason University in Washington andWashington University in St. Louis where he was the founding director of the Center for Experiential Learning at the John M. Olin School of Business and a senior fellow at the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. Dr. Roberts has also taught at the University of Rochester, Stanford University, and UCLA.