Jefferson Society: Kenneth Elzinga on Unconventional Leadership Principles

Kenneth Elzinga
Kenneth Elzinga

The third speaker in the Jefferson Society’s Fall 2009 Speaker Series was Professor Kenneth Elzinga. On Friday, September 18, Professor Elzinga spoke on the topic, “Some Unconventional Principles of Leadership.”

Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia, and has been a member of the faculty since 1967. Mr. Elzinga has received many distinguished awards, including the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor the University of Virginia accords its faculty. Each fall Mr. Elzinga teaches the largest class offered at the University of Virginia, introductory economics.

Mr. Elzinga’s major research interest is antitrust economics, especially pricing strategy and market definition. He has testified in several precedent-setting antitrust cases. He is a former Fellow in Law and Economics as the University of Chicago and a Thomas Jefferson Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University. Mr. Elzinga is the author of more than seventy academic publications.

He also is known for three mystery novels, co-authored with William Breit under the pen name Marshall Jevons, in which the protagonist employs economic analysis to solve the crime.