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Professor of Economics


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee (Economics)
  • M.A., University of Tennessee (Economics)
  • B.S., University of Tennessee (Philosophy)

Teaching Specialties

  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Government Regulation of Business

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomic Aspects of Consumer Credit
  • Technology Transfer
  • Income Distribution


  • American Economic Association
  • Association for Evolutionary Economics
  • Association for Institutional Thought


Brown joined the ASU Faculty in 1990.  He previously taught at the University of the South (Sewanee).  Brown is the author of two books and numerous articles.  He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Issues and is the current Vice-President of the Associate for Institutional Thought.  Brown is the winner of the 2009 Board of Trustees Faculty Award for Research.