J. Barkley Rosser: A Passionate Life With Purpose

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J. Barkley Rosser, Professor of Economics & Kirby L. Cramer Jr., Professor of Business Administration

I remember how loud it was. I was a young Economics undergraduate, and most professors didn’t really slam points home the way Dr. Rosser did. He would bang on the table and throw things around the classroom. Not for the faint of heart, but he definitely kept my attention and made me smile. It is hard to not smile around J. Barkley Rosser, especially when he gets going on economic theory. The passion comes through and encourages you to come along with it in a truly contagious way. After meeting him, it is as if you can just tell that anybody who knows that much and has that much to say deserves your attention.

So I gave it to him. I did as a student in 2004 and now as a doctoral assistant tasked with interviewing him about his research interests for a university video segment. More