Richard Vedder, Ph.D.
Richard K. Vedder studies higher education financing, labor economics, immigration, government fiscal policy and income inequality. A distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University, he is the author of several books, including Going Broke by Degree, and The Wal-Mart Revolution: How Big Box Stores Benefit Consumers, Workers, and the Economy (with Wendell Cox). Dr. Vedder earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois.
Joshua Hall, Ph.D.
Joshua C. Hall is an assistant professor at Beloit College. He earned his bachelor and master degrees from Ohio University and his Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Formerly an economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, he is a co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World reports. In addition, he is author of over 40 articles in journals such as the Atlantic Economic Journal, Cato Journal, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Labor Research, Southern Economic Journal, and Public Finance Review.
David Ridpath, Ed.D.
David Ridpath is an assistant professor of sports administration at Ohio University and the past president of the Drake Group. Dr. Ridpath is an expert on issues involving intercollegiate athletics and is the author of the new book, Tainted Glory: Marshall University, the NCAA, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. He is regularly quoted in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education and ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.”
Vance Fried, J.D.
Vance Fried is Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. He has published extensively on the venture capital industry and management of firms financed by venture capital. Prior to joining the faculty at Oklahoma State, Fried was an attorney in private practice. He received a J.D. from the University of Michigan.
Ronald L. Trowbridge, Ph.D
Ronald L. Trowbridge has a Ph. D in English from the University of Michigan. He ran the Fulbright Program for the U. S. government, was a tenured full professor, a vice president at Hillsdale College, and editor of the Michigan Academician. He wrote a book on Chief Justice Warren Burger, for whom he was chief of staff.
Daniel Bennett is a Research Fellow with CCAP. He is also an economics doctoral student at Florida State University and holds a master’s degree in applied economics from Ohio University.
Jonathan Robe has been a researcher at CCAP since August 2010. He has co-authored studies ranging in topic from college rankings to higher education specific price indices to an analysis of the University of Nebraska. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.
Chief Student Research Assistant
Christopher Denhart has been a Research Assistant at CCAP since August 2008. He is a sophomore at Ohio University studying Mathematics and Economics. He also has a strong interest in the Arts and is a member of the Singing Men of Ohio, the men’s choir at Ohio University.
Student Research Assistant
Daniel Garrett is a junior studying economics in the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. He is also involved with equity portfolio management for the OU Foundation and student legal services for the university at large.
Student Research Assistant
Joe Hartge is a sophomore studying Finance in the Honors Tutorial College. He is also a Resident Assistant on campus, and he is involved in the Ohio University Student Equity Management Group.