Dr. Ninos Malek is a tenured professor of economics at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., and a lecturer at San Jose State University, where he was a finalist for the Outstanding Lecturer Award and winner of the College of Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (2018-19). He teaches principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics, economics of public issues, and intermediate microeconomics. He has a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, where he was a student of the late Walter Williams. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, the Economic Education Faculty for the Fraser Institute, and the Scholar's Council for the Institute for Principle Studies; on the board of policy experts for the Heartland Institute; and part of the network of professors for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

Posts by Ninos Malek

Terrorists and your valentine have more in common than you think

Economics is the study of human action; it’s the study of individuals making choices. As a result, we can use the “economic way of thinking” to understand the decisions people make when it comes to all types of behavior, including dating and marriage, Spring break and Vegas vacations, and, yes, even why terrorists commit acts of violence or voluntarily die for their cause. Continue Reading...