Economics of art and culture, political economy of capitalism, labor and defense economics.
Biography, Education and Training
David Kaun was affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh and the Brookings Institution before coming to UCSC in 1966. His major research interests have been in the areas of the quality of work and higher education, the ideological basis underlying economic paradigms, military defense procurement and defense industry contractor behavior, and an analysis of the impact of conservative "think tanks" on public policy. His present interests are in the area of cultural (arts) economics.