Bachelor in History, Rice University, 1967. Master of Science in Economics, Purdue University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Purdue University, 1972.
Graduate instructor economics, Purdue University, 1967-1970; assistant professor economics, Emory University, Atlanta, 1970-1977; senior academic associate Law and Economics Center, Emory University, Atlanta, 1983-1986; senior academic associate law and economics, Emory University, Atlanta, since 1986; associate professor economics, Emory University, Atlanta, since 1977; director undergraduate studies, Emory University, Atlanta, 1994-1996. Fulbright lecturer, Peru, 1976.
Board member Lullwater School, Atlanta, 1975. Vice president Virginia Hill Condo Association, Atlanta, 1993, president 1994, treasurer 1995. Member American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, American Law and Economics Association, European Association Law and Economics (associate), Therapy Dogs International, Inc.
(associate), Belgian Sheepdog Club American (2nd v.p 2009-2010).
Married Nannette Carter, June 10, 1978. Children: John Fredrick, Christianne Michelle.