Bradley K. Hobbs is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise at Florida Gulf Coast University. He earned his undergraduate degree in history and then his Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University (1991).
Professor Hobbs has been active in undergraduate research and served as the founding Faculty Advisor for two undergraduate research journals. His interests are wide in range encompassing property rights, economic freedom, economic growth, financial markets, economic and intellectual history, the philosophical foundations of markets, and teaching. He has published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, The Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Journal of Real Estate Research, Laissez-Faire, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Journal of Executive Education, Journal of Private Enterprise, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Financial Practice and Education, Research in Finance, among others. Current research projects include a stream of literature on relationships between economic freedom, economic growth, and entrepreneurial behavior; costs in higher education; and historical living standards.
Professor Hobbs was invited to Clemson University as the F.A. Hayek Visiting Scholar in the Institute for the Study of Capitalism for a one-year visiting appointment in 2013. He serves as a Research Fellow at the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, Florida and on the Board as the Academic Advisor for The Bastiat Society. Professor Hobbs is a Past President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and a long-time member of the Mont Pelerin Society.