Cochran tribute

Economics: From the Dismal Science to the Moral Science, The Moral Economics of Kendall P. Cochran bookcoverEconomics: From the Dismal Science to the Moral Science, The Moral Economics of Kendall P. Cochran (UNT Press) compiles the writings of Cochran, who served as professor and chair of the economics department at UNT from 1957 to 1988.

The book was edited by Susan Dadres, alumna and senior lecturer of economics; Mona S. Hersh-Cochran, Cochran's widow and a retired economics professor at Texas Woman's University; and David Molina, chair and associate professor of economics.

Cochran was a popular teacher, winning the 'Fessor Graham award in 1968. Proceeds from the book go to the Melton-Cochran Scholarship Fund, created when Cochran retired to reward some of the best students at UNT.

"The theme running through his work is that economists have a moral responsibility to help society and to argue for social change," Molina says.