Dr. Douglas Meador

Professor of Economics

Email: dmeador@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8314

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy – University of Missouri
  • Master of Arts – Duke University
  • Master of Arts – University of Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science – Southwest Missouri State University


  • Catholic economics
  • Current heterodox approaches: Post-Keynesian economics
  • Firm behavior – theory and empirical analysis
  • Relation of economics to social values
  • Social economics

Awards and Recognition

  • Fides et Ratio Seminar – The Church Fathers, Doctors, Popes, and Sacred Art & Music II Faculty Fellow; June 2012
    Thomas More College, Merrimack, N.H.
  • Fides et Ratio Seminar – The Church Fathers, Doctors, Popes, and Sacred Art & Music I Faculty Fellow; May 2011
    Thomas More College, Merrimack, N.H.

Professional Memberships

  • The American Economic Association
  • Association for Evolutionary Economics
  • Association for Social Economics
  • Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
  • History of Economics Society
  • Missouri Valley Economic Association
  • Society of Catholic Social Scientists

Recent Publications

  • Meador, D. (2013) Teaching the Principles of Economics: Reconciling the Canon of the American Economic Association to Catholic Social Teaching. Journal of Catholic Higher Education, special two-volume edition.
  • Meador, D. (2012). Review of Donald Frey’s America’s Economic Moralists: A History of Rival Ethics and Economics. Review of Social Economy, 70(1).
  • Meador, D. (2011). Review of Christopher Brown’s Inequality, Consumer Credit, and the Savings Puzzle. Review of Social Economy, 69(2).

2013 Presentations


  • Working on an interdisciplinary textbook for The Economics of Social Issues course.
    The currently available textbooks define social problems as arising only from market failures; e.g., externalities, common resource markets, natural monopolies. This text will begin by defining social issues from a broader perspective and will augment the economic approach by bringing in concepts and ways of thinking from all the social sciences and from Catholic Social Teaching.
  • “Income Distribution – An American Institutionalist and Critical Realist Perspective”
    Presented at ASSA, January 2011. Generally well received and some very constructive suggestions provided, but on the shelf for now.

Curriculum Vitae

View Douglas Meador’s curriculum vitae.