Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. Mr. Elzinga has a B.A. and honorary doctorate from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1967.
Each fall, Mr. Elzinga's introductory economics course attracts over one thousand students and is the largest class offered at the University of Virginia. Mr. Elzinga's major research interest is antitrust economics, especially pricing strategy and market definition. He has testified in several precedent-setting antitrust cases. The author of more than seventy academic publications, he also is known for three mystery novels, co-authored with William Breit (under the pen name Marshall Jevons) where the protagonist employs economic analysis to solve the crime. The novels have been used in class rooms across the country to illustrate introductory economic principles, and have been translated into seven languages.