Peter Lewin

Clinical Professor - Management
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Tags: Financial & Managerial Economics

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Economics
University of Chicago - 1979
M.A. - Economics
University of Chicago - 1974
B.A. - Economics
University of the Witwatersrand - 1971
B.A - Economics and History
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa - 1969


Hayek and Lachmann and the Complexity of Capital, R. Garrison (ed.) The Elgar Companion to Hayek Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013 2013 - Publication
Entrepreneurial Opportunity as the Potential to Create Value Working SSRN paper May 2013. 2013 - Publication
The Meaning and the Implications of Heterogeneity for Social Science Research Working SSRN paper May 2013. 2013 - Publication
The Subprime Crisis, with Adrian Ravier, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 2012, 15(1): 45-74.  2012 - Publication
Austrian Capital Theory: Why it Matters The Freeman, June 2012. 2012 - Publication
The Capital Based View of the Firm, Review of Austrian Economics 2011, 24 (4): 335–354.  2011 - Publication
Entrepreneurial Paradoxes, working paper, 2011 2011 - Publication
Subjectivism, Uncertainty and Disequilibrium: What’s so Radical about the Radical Austrian Approach to Entrepreneurship? Working paper 2011. 2011 - Publication
Critical Perspective: Reflections on the Nature and Scope of the Concept of Capital and its Extension to Intangibles - a Structural Approach. Chapter 5, Oxford Handbook of Human Capital. Oxford University Press. 2009. 2009 - Publication
Can Ideas be Capital: Can Capital Be Anything Else? With Howard Baetjer. Organization Studies. 2008. 2008 - Publication


Clinical Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–Present]
Senior Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [1996–2006]
Adjunct Professor of Economics
University of Texas at Dallas [1992–1996]
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Texas at Arlington [1984–1986]
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Texas at Dallas [1979–1984]
Lecturer in Economics
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Afric [1976–1978]
Lecturer in Economics
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago [1973–1975]
Junior Lecturer in Economics
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa [1971–1972]

Additional Information

  • 1973-1974 Hillman Fellowship, University of Chicago
  • 1974-1976 Knight Fellowship, University of Chicago.
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Graduate and Undergraduate

  • Money and Banking
  • Economic Principles (Micro and Macro)
  • Government Regulation
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Organization

CRITERION INCORPORATED, April 1991 - July 1992.

  • Senior Consultant - Market development of labor market and personnel related software. General consultation for labor market situations.

COMPUSA (previously SOFT WAREHOUSE), March 1986 - March 1991.

  • Senior Vice President and founding shareholder. Performed a variety of administrative duties for this $600 million a year company (currently over $2.5 billion) - including design of communications systems, payroll, personnel, cash control, credit management, moves and changes, etc. Most recently, developed and administered a company wide training program for new and existing employees.


  • Consultation in the design of analysis for Title VII litigation and affirmative action affected class analysis. Economic damage calculation in lost profit, wrongful death and personal injury situations. Testimony in Federal District Court.

PLANCO, INC., Economist, 1979 - 1980 (A Government Contract Research Consulting Firm)

  • Provided part time assistance in the areas of econometric methods, demographic analysis, human resources, labor economics and macroeconomics.


  • Consultant to this major British oil company in South Africa in the building of an econometric model for forecasting the quarterly sales of their main product lines.


  • Consultant to this large conglomerate in South Africa in the building of a comprehensive econometric model for five of their divisions. 1977 - 1978.

News Articles

New Jindal School Program Explores Free Enterprise Education
The Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas has launched a new program to help students gain a better understanding of the American free enterprise system.
The Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education (CAFÉ) teaches Jindal School students the foundations of economic freedom and the function of ownership rights — and how this affects business practices.

“I’ve been at UTD for 25 years, and this is something I’ve wanted to do for at least 20,” said Dr. Peter Lewin, director of the program and a professor of finance and managerial economics. “I’m passionate about this program because I want to educate students who are not only trained in their specific academic areas, but who are also educated in economic principles underlying the American free enterprise system so that they can go on to become well-informed business leaders.”
Jindal School Launches New Business Economics Concentration
The Naveen Jindal School of Management has launched a new business economicsconcentration this fall to answer the growing demand for graduates with analytical and applied business skills in fields such as finance, banking, planning and management.

The concentration is part of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program. Dr. Peter Lewin, director of the business economics concentration, said the new track is designed for students who enjoy analyzing how systems work and is excellent preparation for students who plan to pursue a master’s degree.