Case Study: Art’s Story

Art Carden is an IHS alum and professor of economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business. Professor Carden first came in contact with IHS through a Humane Studies Fellowship while he was a graduate student attending Washington University and studying under Nobel Laureate Douglass North. During that time he attended several IHS career programs.

Since graduate school, he’s authored scores of scholarly articles in leading academic journals like the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Urban Economics, Public Choice, and Contemporary Economic Policy. He is also a regular contributor to, and his commentary has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Examiner, and many other outlets.

Art has given back to IHS many times over—as a frequent faculty member at IHS Summer Seminars, as a host for Learn Liberty programs, and as an IHS mentor to promising undergraduate economics students hoping to pursue a career in higher education.

In 2013 Professor Carden became the 11th recipient of the annual Charles G. Koch Outstanding Alum Award for his multifaceted work to advance liberty as a teacher, mentor, and public intellectual.