Center for the Study of Free Enterprise

Dedicated to providing economics research and education to the students, faculty, and community of Western Carolina University.
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Director’s Blog

Thoughts from our Founding Director, Dr. Edward Lopez, and invited contributors.

Meet Emma Miller

Meet Emma Miller

Last year, we began our spotlight series on our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, and continuing with this series, today we would like to highlight Emma Miller. Emma Miller, MSW, LCSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and the U.S. Health Resources and Services...

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Meet CSFE Associate Director Sean Mulholland

Meet CSFE Associate Director Sean Mulholland

Last year, we began our spotlight series on our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates. Today, we would like to introduce CSFE Associate Director and WCU Professor of Economics, Sean Mulholland.  Sean was born and raised in South Carolina and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from...

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Meet Stephen Miller

Meet Stephen Miller

Last year, we began our spotlight series on our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, and continuing with this series, today we would like to highlight Dr. Stephen Miller. Stephen is the Adams Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise in the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy...

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Meet David McCord

Meet David McCord

In 2020, we began our spotlight series on our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, and continuing with this series, we would like to highlight Dr. David McCord. David is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at WCU, with research interests focused on personality theory and the...

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What’s New

CSFE’s new study on Paramedics and the Pandemic

CSFE’s new study on Paramedics and the Pandemic

EMT's and paramedics have taken on profoundly new and different roles since the pandemic. Unlike singular and localized events, COVID-19 presented new challenges to Emergency Medical Services...

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