Antony Davies, Ph.D.



BS, Economics, Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government, Saint Vincent College, 1987.

Media Training, Ogilvy Worldwide, 2000.

Ph.D., Economics, State University of New York at Albany, 1994.

Fields: Econometrics, Monetary Economics

Recipient of the Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University. Dr. Davies authors monthly columns on economics and public policy for the Philadelphia Inquirer and U.S. News & World Report, and co-hosts Words and Numbers, a weekly podcast on economics and policy. He has written over 300 op-eds for, among others, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Washington Post, and Huffington Post. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Davies was Associate Producer at the Moving Pictures Institute, Chief Financial Officer at Parabon Computation, founded several technology companies, and is co-founder and Chief Academic Officer at FreedomTrust, a non-profit educational institution. Dr. Davies earned his B.S. in Economics from Saint Vincent College, and Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.


Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar, The Mercatus Center, Arlington, Virginia.

Strata Research Fellow, Strata, Logan, Utah.

Member, Research Program on Forecasting, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Faculty, The Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, Virginia.

Patents and Grants

“Economic Education,” FreedomTrust Education grant, 2014-2016.

“The Economic Contribution of Small and Family-owned Businesses,” American Family Business Foundation grant, 2011.

“Data Mining Via Grid Computing,” NASA research grant, 2006.

Co-inventor on US Patent No. 6,463,457 entitled “System and Method for the Establishment and the Utilization of Networked Idle Computational Processing Power,” issued October 8, 2002.

Teaching Experience

Ph.D. Courses Taught

International Finance

Cross-Sectional Econometrics

Time Series Econometrics

Masters Courses Taught

Corporate Finance

Business Research and Forecasting

Managerial Economics

Monetary Economics

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Computer Science

Computer Literacy

BASIC Programming

Advanced Excel Modeling

Statistical Analysis

Quantitative Analysis I

Quantitative Analysis II


Forecasting Techniques


Corporate Finance


Philosophy of Economics


Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics

Intermediate Microeconomics

Mathematical Economics

Public Sector Economics

International Economics

Game Theory

Money and Banking

Comparative Economic Systems

Global Economic Perspectives

History of Economic Thought