William Craig Stubblebine

Prof. William Craig Stubblebine

Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, Claremont McKenna College

Wm. Craig Stubblebine, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the Claremont McKenna College (formerly Claremont Men’s College), is a native of Texas. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Virginia. He is married to the former Carol Ann Wiebe and has two children, Julia and Erik.

Stubblebine taught Economics on the faculty of the University of Virginia from 1961 to 1963, and on the faculty of the University of Delaware from 1963 to 1966. During 1965-66, he was a National Science Foundation Faculty Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

From 1966 to 2003, Stubblebine was a member of the faculties of Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School. He now is an emeritus professor. He was on leave from Claremont during 1967-68, when he served as a Fulbright Lecturer in Welfare Economics at the University of Turin, Italy; and during 1971-72, when he served as Associate Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University, and Visiting Scholar in Public Choice and Professor of Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Stubblebine was appointed Professor of Economics in 1976 and received the Von Tobel Chair of Political Economy in 1979. He was appointed founding Director of the Center for the Study of Law Structures in 1977, serving in that capacity until he became Chairman of the Department of Economics during 1984-87.

Stubblebine has served as President of the Western Tax Association, as President of the Faculty Senate of the Claremont Colleges, and has held various offices at Laws-atWork, including Vice-Chairman. He also has served as a Director and Senior Associate of Public Associates Incorporated, as a Senior Associate of JurEcon, and as a founding Director of the National Tax Limitation Committee. He was a founding director of the YES Fund and a director of Seapointe Savings and Loan. He chaired the national committee which drafted the proposed Federal tax/spending limitation amendment adopted by the U. S. Senate in 1982 and has served as a consultant to various state limitation drafting committees.

Author of articles on property rights and public finance, Stubblebine is a member of several professional societies and has participated in governmental and business consulting activities. With R. T. Smith, he is co-author of Maintaining the Legacy of Proposition 13 (1991). He is an editor of and contributor to Reaganomics: a Mid-Term Report (1983). He has lectured widely, has participated in many economic conferences, and served on a variety of task forces. He has been listed in various “Who’s Who ....” including “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in Economics”.