Edward J. Lopez
Professor of Economics

BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism
Director, Center for the Study of Free Enterprise
School of Economics, Management,
& Project Management
College of Business
Western Carolina University

Welcome to my faculty page at Western Carolina University, where I teach courses in macroeconomic principles, applied business economics, and the ethics of capitalism.

I am also the founding director of the new Center for the Study of Free Enterprise. I oversee the Free Enterprise Speaker Series and the BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Programs, which offer research and educational grants to WCU students and faculty.

For more about my various activities, please see my bio sketch and visit the links on this page. Thank you!