Press Release

Dr. David C. Rose Named Senior Fellow at Common Sense Society

February 25, 2022

Expert in Economics and Political Economy Joins CSS to Address the Next Generation’s Understanding of Free Market Democracies

WASHINGTON, D.C.Common Sense Society (CSS), a leading international educational network, is pleased to announce Dr. David C. Rose as senior fellow. Dr. Rose is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has served as the department director of graduate studies and as the department chair. His primary areas of research interest are behavioral economics, political economy, and organization theory. He regularly teaches principles, price theory, graduate microeconomic theory, mathematical economics, and a course on the theory of the firm. He has been a member of the Missouri Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission since 2016. 

In 2008, Dr. Rose received the St. Louis Business Journal’s Economic Educator of the year award. His book, The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior (Oxford University Press, 2011), was selected as one of CHOICE’s outstanding titles of 2012 and was nominated for the Hayek Book Prize.

Dr. Rose frequently contributes to policy debates through radio and television interviews as well as in op-eds in outlets such as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Word on Business, The School Choice Advocate, Forbes, The Washington Times, and The Christian Science Monitor on topics ranging from social security, monetary policy, fiscal policy, judicial philosophy, education reform, and healthcare reform. He received his Ph.D. in economics in 1987 from the University of Virginia and his B.S. from Southwest Missouri State University.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. David C. Rose and his experience as a researcher and professor to our team as we seek to equip the next generation,” said CSS president and C.E.O. Marion Smith. “Millennials and Gen Z lack the understanding of previous generations regarding how free market democracies work or why they are the most effective way ever devised to promote the common good—because our education system has not bothered to explain it to them. As a result, many students are all too eager to employ the democratic process to unwind the free market and demolish institutions in the name of varying conceptions of social justice. Dr. Rose is sure to be instrumental to CSS’s goal to correct this understanding and promote human flourishing.”

Common Sense Society (CSS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes liberty, prosperity, and beauty through education and public discourse. The educational fellowships, curriculum resources, publications, cultural programs, community initiatives, and national campaigns of CSS illuminate the enduring ideas that have transformed the course of human history for the better. CSS does not accept funding from governments or political parties.


For more information or to schedule an interview with Dr. David C. Rose, please contact Emily Soper at

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