Full Name
James R. Otteson Ph.D.
Job Title
John T. Ryan Jr. Professor Of Business Ethics
University Of Notre Dame
Speaker Bio
James R. Otteson is John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of Business Ethics in the Mendoza College of Business, and concurrent Professor of Political Science, at the University of Notre Dame. He also serves as the faculty director of Mendoza’s Business Honors Program.

He received his BA from Notre Dame from the Program of Liberal Studies, or “great books” program. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago. His most recent books are Honorable Business (Oxford, 2019), Seven Deadly Economic Sins (Cambridge, 2021), and Should Wealth Be Redistributed? A Debate (with Steven McMullen; Routledge, 2023).

He specializes in business ethics, classical political economy, and eighteenth-century British moral philosophy. He is an internationally recognized expert on Adam Smith. He lectures widely on Adam Smith, classical liberalism, and business ethics, and his work has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and many other venues.
James Otteson