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Economist Daniel Klein wins national teaching award
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 29 -- Daniel Klein, associate professor of economics at Santa Clara University, was one of nine educators nationwide—and only one of four in higher education—to be presented one of the 27th Annual Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education by the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge.
Klein was honored for his work as the founder and director of the Civil Society Institute at SCU's Leavey School of Business.
The Civil Society Institute is a program dedicated to educating students in the classic themes of political economy and their relevance to contemporary policy issues. In addition to training top undergraduate students, the institute also hosts public lectures and events to create a regular "coffee-house" for the Silicon Valley community to explore ideas and policy issues in classical liberal / libertarian thought.
The institute’s faculty consists of Matthew Brown, economics; Henry Demmert, economics; Fred Foldvary, economics; Robert Finocchio, management; David Friedman, economics; Kerry Macintosh, law; Jacques Delacroix, management; and Klein, director.
The awards were presented by the Freedoms Foundation at
“The Leavey Awards in just a quarter century have become the most prestigious honor in the
The foundation has underwritten programs at the Leavey School of Business, whose part-time MBA program was most recently ranked among the top 10 in the
Each of the recipients received a $7,500 cash prize. Klein said he would donate his prize to support programs of the Civil Society Institute.
For more information about the Civil Society Institute, see www.scu.edu/civilsocietyinstitute.
About The Leavey
The Leavey School of Business at
SCU’s business school offers a professional education emphasizing humanistic and moral development as well as technical proficiency. In the MBA program, 1,022 students were registered in fall 2003, more than 80 percent of them working professionals in
The Freedoms Foundation at