Economics Professor Receives Prestigious Award

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

University of Tulsa economics professor William Dugger has received the prestigious Veblen-Commons Award for “career-long scholarly excellence” from the Association for Evolutionary Economics.

The award, named after economists John R. Commons and Thorstein Veblen, was presented to Dugger on Jan. 7 at the association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Dugger has worked for 30 years in the field of evolutionary economics. He has published 10 books and written about 50 articles and a score of chapters in books edited by others. In 1997 he was president of the association, an international organization devoted to analysis of economics as evolving, socially constructed and politically governed systems.

Dugger received his bachelor’s degree in finance at TU in 1970. He earned his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Texas in 1974. Before joining TU in 1993, he taught at the University of North Texas and DePaul University.