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Published on Jan 6, 2008
Robert Ashford is Professor of Law at Syracuse University, College of Law. His subjects include Binary Economics, Business Associations, Public Corporations, Professional Responsibility and Securities Regulation. He holds a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. with majors in physics and English literature, graduating first in his class at the University of South Florida. He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Stanford University where he studied English literature and creative writing. His book Binary Economics: the New Paradigm, (1999) with Rodney Shakespeare, is available from the University Press of America. Professor Ashford began law practice in the tax department of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. Later he joined Louis Kelso in forming the law firm of Kelso, Hunt, Ashford and Ludwig, and the investment banking firm Kelso and Company where he served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. His law practice included tax, corporate law, securities regulation, and appellate litigation. While in private practice, he was elected President of the Barristers Club of San Francisco (1973) and a Director of the Bar Association of San Francisco (1978).
"Binary Economics and the Case for Broader Ownership" (An earlier version of this article was presented to The Seventh International Post-Keynesian Workshop, June 30 - July 2, 2002, University of Missouri, Kansas City.)
"Using Christian Principles to Enhance Economic Theory and Practice: Louis Kelso's Binary Economics as the More Christian and Scientific Way"
Professor Ashford is the founder and principal organizer of the Section on Socio-Economics of the Association of American Law Schools