Bachelor, Wittenberg University, 1964. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, West Virginia University, 1969.
Assistant professor, Northeastern U., Boston, 1969-1972; assistant professor, Georgetown University, Washington, 1972-1975; associate professor, Georgetown University, Washington, since 1975; department chairman economics, Georgetown University, Washington, 1982-1985. Visiting scholar Stanford (California) U., 1978-1979. Senior research consultant Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco, 1981-1982.
Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Arlington, Virginia, 1986. Member American Economics Association, Southern Economics Association, Wittenberg Alumni (president Washington chapter 1994-1996, board directors since 1995).
Married Sally Daniels Erick, June 11, 1966. Children: Susan Louise, Jeffrey Douglas.