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Ross Emmett

Title: Ph.D., Economics, St. John's College, University of Manitoba
Department: James Madison College
Phone: 517-432-6139
Email: emmettr(at)

Ross B. Emmett, Professor of Political Economy and Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy and Director, Smith - Tocqueville Center for Studies in Political Economy, James Madison College, has also been a visiting professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France and the Center for the Study of Public Choice at George Mason University, and he was a Julian Simon Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana in summer 2005. Currently serving as the co-director of the Michigan Center for Innovation & Economic Prosperity, he directs research on the problems Michigan and the Midwest face in revamping their economies to succeed in a global, high-tech world. Ross is a citizen of both the US and Canada, and often uses Canadian comparisons in discussing political economy issues. Prior to coming to Michigan State, he lived in western Canada for more than 20 years.