Stephan F.  Gohmann
Center Director and
BB&T Distinguished
Professor of Free Enterprise,
Department of Economics,
University of Louisville

Steve Gohmann has been a faculty member in the Department of Economics in the College of Business at the University of Louisville since 1988. He became the BB&T Professor of Free Enterprise in 2009 and Director of the Center for Free Enterprise in 2015.

His research focuses on entrepreneurship, health economics, information technology acceptance, and the economics of beer. He typically examines the influence of policies on individual decisions. He has published over 60 academic articles. The results of his work have been quoted in various news outlets and blogs including the Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Constitution Journal.

His primary teaching responsibilities are managerial economics in the MBA program with emphasis on the economics of strategy. He also teaches a course on capitalism and economic freedom and has previously taught labor economics, health economics, econometrics, mathematical economics, and principles of economics at the undergraduate level and health care economics at the graduate level.

He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics from Indiana University in 1978 and his PhD in Economics from North Carolina State University in 1984. He did post-doctoral work at Duke University.


Jacob Burgdorf received his PhD in Economics from Clemson University. His dissertation is in industrial organization and focuses on the effect of regulations in the U.S. brewing industry.  Prior to Clemson, Jacob studied Economics at North Carolina State University and is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Lennon Headshot 2016Conor Lennon comes to the University of Louisville from the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his PhD in Economics. His research focuses on economic history, empirical labor and health economics. Conor earned his MS in Economic Policy and Planning from the National University of Ireland, Galway and his BS in economics and finance from University College Dublin.

Michael Sacks completed his masters (MA) in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences in 2014 and PhD in Economics in 2016, both from the University of California, Irvine. He spent two years as a visiting assistant professor of economics at West Virginia University. Michael’s research is in IO and Game Theory, and he has published research on open source software, strategic alliances in nonprofit organizations, and the economics of culture and religion.

Teltser_Headshot 2016Keith Teltser completed his PhD in Economics at Michigan State University. Keith holds a master’s degree in economics from Michigan State University, and bachelor’s degrees in economics and philosophy from West Virginia University. His recent research focuses on the shortage and allocation of transplantable human organs in the United States.

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