Shawn Ritenour

Professor of Economics
All FacultyEconomics

Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-2026

Shawn Ritenour


  • Ph.D. Auburn University 
  • B.A. Northwestern College

Areas of Research

  • History of Economic Thought
  • Cultural Economics
  • Economic Expansion and Development
  • Economic Policy


  • Foundations of Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Money and Banking
  • Economic Expansion and Development

Selected Publications 

  • The Mises Reader Unabridged (Auburn, AL: The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2016). 
  • Foundations of Economics: A Christian View (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010).
  • "The Federal Reserve: Reality Trumps Rhetoric," in David Howden and Joseph T. Salerno, eds. The Fed at One Hundred: A Critical View on the Federal Reserve System (Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing, 2014).
  • "Fruitful Dominion: Genesis 1 and the Free Society," Journal of Faith and the Academy, Vol. V, No. 1 (Spring 2012).
  • "Economists' Arguments for Government Arts Subsidies," Regent Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2011).
  • “Samuelson and Rothbard: Two Texts and Two Legacies,” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Summer 2005): 71-94.
  • “An Exploration of the Beckerian Theory of Time Costs: Symphony Concert Demand,” The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 58, No. 4 (October 1999): 887-99. 
  • “Wilhelm Roepke: A Humane Economist,” in Randall Holcombe, ed. 15 Great Austrian Economists (Auburn, Alabama: The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1999
  • "How Subsidies Kill Symphonies," The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 1997.