Steven C. McMullen

Professor / Economist / Writer
Associate Professor of Economics
Hope College

Steve McMullen is an associate professor of economics at Hope College, executive editor of the journal Faith & Economics, host of the podcast Faithful Economy, fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and senior fellow at Sentient Media. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Animals and the Economy (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) and co-author of Digital Life Together: The Changing Landscape of Christian Schools (Eerdmans 2020). His research interests include inequality, consumerism, education policy, animal and environmental ethics, and theology. He is currently working on a book, coauthored with James Otteson (Notre Dame) debating redistribution, which should be released sometime in 2021.

EducationGeneral Economics

Why Is College so Expensive?

Education is becoming more expensive, but not because of government subsidies, not because of the growth of administration, not because of an amenities arms race. The reason is wages. People are expensive and have become more so over time, in relative terms. This is William…
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September 15, 2020