James R. Kearl
James R. Kearl (born May 27, 1947) is the Abraham O. Smoot Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University (BYU) and a Senior Consultant for Charles River Associates (CRA). From 1986-1989, Kearl served as the dean of general education and honors at BYU. In 2007-2008, Kearl was the director of the BYU Jerusalem Center.
Kearl was born in Logan, Utah, and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed a post-doctoral program in Law at Harvard Law School. He received his bachelor's degree from Utah State University.
Kearl was a teaching fellow while studying at Harvard Law School. He joined the faculty of BYU in 1975. From 1983-1984 he served as a special assistant to the United States Secretary of Defense. After his time as dean of general education and honors, Kearl served as Associate Academic Vice President of BYU from 1989-1991. From 1991-1994 Kearl served as a member of the United States Census Bureau Advisory Board on Population Statistics. Since 2005, Kearl has served as chair of the Food and Care Coalition's Board.
- Finding God at BYU (with S. Kent Brown and Kaye T. Hanson)
- Economics and Public Policy: An Analytical Approach
- "Wealth Mobility: The Missing Element" with Clayne L. Pope in 1981.
Kearl also contributed several articles to Ben E. Johnson's Stirring Up Thinking published in 1998.
- "Kearl's vita" (PDF). Brigham Young University. January 2006. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
- "Listing of holders of honors who are in the BYU College of Home, Family and Social Sciences" (DOC).
- James R. Kearl at Goodreads
- "Social Science Research paper by Kearl".
- "Reporter from 1989" (PDF). National Bureau of Economic Research. Mentions work done by Kearl in collaboration with Pope and Wimmer
- Walker, Ronald W.; David J. Whittaker and James B. Allen (2001). Mormon History. Champaign: University of Illinois Press. p. 190.
- "BYU economics faculty list".