James R. Otteson
John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of Business Ethics
University of Notre Dame
James R. Otteson is John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of Business Ethics and Rex and Alice E. Martin Faculty Director of the Notre Dame/Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He received his BA from the University of Notre Dame and his PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He specializes in business ethics, political economy, the history of economic thought, and eighteenth-century moral philosophy. He has taught previously at Wake Forest University, New York University, Yeshiva University, Georgetown University, and the University of Alabama. His books include Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life (Cambridge, 2002), Actual Ethics (Cambridge, 2006), Adam Smith (Bloomsbury, 2013), The End of Socialism (Cambridge, 2014), The Essential Adam Smith (Fraser Institute, 2018), and Honorable Business (Oxford, 2019). He has three books forthcoming: Seven Deadly Economic Sins (Cambridge, forthcoming in 2021); The Essential David Hume (Fraser Institute, forthcoming in 2021); and The Ethics of Wealth Redistribution (with Steven McMullen; Routledge, forthcoming in 2022).