Faculty Director

James Otteson

Dr. James Otteson

Faculty Director

John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of Business Ethics, Rex and Alice A. Martin Faculty Director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership


226 Mendoza College of Business

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Dr. Otteson specializes primarily in business ethics, political economy, the history of economic thought, and eighteenth-century moral philosophy. He has taught previously at Wake Forest University, NYU, Yeshiva University, Georgetown University, and the University of Alabama.


Ph.D, University of Chicago
MA, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
BA, University of Notre Dame

Recent Publications & Books

Seven Deadly Economic Sins (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

The Essential David Hume (Fraser Institute, 2021).

"Democracy and People Over Profit," Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 18 (2020): 871–87.

Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society (Oxford University Press, 2019).