Seth Norton

Seth NortonSeth Norton - Jean and E. Floyd Kvamme Professor of Political Economy and former Director of the Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics

Seth W. Norton holds a B.A. degree in history from Northwestern University, a M.A. in public policy from the University of Wisconsin, a M.B.A. in finance and industrial relations, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. Professor Norton has held teaching positions at Triton College, Washington University, Illinois State University, and the University of Michigan. Norton has a broad teaching background, including American government, economics, finance, marketing and business strategy. At Washington University, Norton was the recipient of the Burlington Northern Foundation Award for distinguished achievement in teaching.

Professor Norton’s research record is also diverse. He has published widely in nearly every area of business and economics as well as legal studies and public policy. Norton has made important research contributions on government regulation, franchising, telecommunications, and world poverty. Norton is a member of the executive board of the Western Economics Association International and serves as its secretary-treasurer. Professor Norton is currently studying the links between economic institutions and poverty, public policies towards business and the economy, government regulation, property rights, and the role of culture in framing economic institutions.