Very few people in the Wake Forest community realize that Allin Cottrell is an international superstar. 

Cottrell, who earned a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Edinburgh, joined the department in 1989 after teaching briefly at UNC-Chapel Hill and Elon College. He was originally more interested in philosophy but realized that “anyone who wishes to ‘change the world for the better’ (be it Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, or Maynard Keynes) sooner or later realizes that understanding economics is essential.” 

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