Dr. M. Northrup Buechner is an Associate Professor of Economics at St. John’s University. He received an A.B. in economics from Lawrence University in 1965, and a Ph.D. in economics from The University of Virginia in 1971.

His fields of specialization are microeconomics and methodology.

He has published articles in The New York Times, The Objectivist Forum, The Southern Economic Journal, and other scholarly and popular publications. He regularly contributes papers to meetings of professional economists. He was awarded the Teaching Merit Award of St. John’s University in 1974. The 2010-11 academic year marks his fourty-first year of teaching at St. John’s University.

His book, Objective Economics: How Ayn Rand’s Philosophy Changes Everything about Economics, will be published by University Press of America in June 2011.