Bruce J. Caldwell

Bruce J. Caldwell

Research Professor of Economics

External Address: 
07G Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-6896

Professor Caldwell's research focuses on the history of economic thought, with a specific interest in the life and works of F. A. Hayek. He is the general editor of "The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek," which is published by the University of Chicago Press and Routledge. Within this series, he has recently edited "The Market and Other Orders" (2015). He is currently working on a family-authorized biography of Hayek. For this work he has received the Ludwig Lachmann Fellowship from the London School of Economics (2012-2015) and a grant from the Thomas Smith Foundation (2016-2018). He is the Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy, a center whose purpose is to promote research in, and the teaching of, the history of economic thought.  The Center has received grants from a variety of sources, among them the National Endowment for the Humanities (2010, 2013, 2016), the John W. Pope Foundation (2008-present), the Institute for New Economic Thinking (2011-2013), and the Thomas W. Smith Foundation (2011-17).


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1979