Dr. Paul Prentice was the Chief Macroeconomist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Reagan. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Department of Treasury. PauI earned his B.A. in Mathematics, and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, from the University of Connecticut.
Paul’s major field of interest is the link between economic liberty and political liberty. He believes that God created you to be free, and that you cannot have a controlled economy and maintain a free society. Dr. Prentice teaches, lectures, and writes on this vital topic through a variety of local, national, and international organizations. His three-part lecture series, “Free People, Free Markets”, was developed with the Independence Institute and is widely acclaimed for its clarity in presenting the principles of free-market economics.
Dr. Prentice has served on the Board of Directors for community organizations in Colorado Springs, CO, including the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region and the Limited Government Forum. Paul also founded the Pikes Peak Economics Club. In addition to being a fellow at the Centennial Institute, he currently serves as a senior fellow at the Independence Institute, an associate scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a Professor of Economics and Business at Colorado Technical University, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs.