Faculty Emeriti

David E Kaun
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Economics Department
  • Affiliations Community Studies Program
  • Phone
    831-459-2743 (msg)
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Engineering 2
  • Mail Stop Economics Department

Research Interests

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.