William S. Peirce

Professor Emeritus of Economics, Case Western Reserve University

William S. Peirce, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Case Western Reserve University, where he taught from 1966 to 2001.  He received an A.B. from Harvard in 1960, studied for two years at the American Institute for Economic Research, and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1966.  Peirce has taught and written widely in areas including Public Finance, Energy and Natural Resources, and Technological Innovation.  A recent paper dealt with, “Liberty, Property, and the Land Value Tax.”  Peirce was the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Ohio in 2006.