Sean Flynn

Associate Professor of Economics, Scripps College
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Sean Flynn is a professor of economics at Scripps College in Claremont, California. He is the author of the international best-seller Economics for Dummies, which has now been translated into seven foreign languages, as well as the coauthor, along with Campbell McConnell and Stanley Brue, of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems and Policies. This book is also the world’s best- selling college textbook of any subject.

Dr. Flynn’s research specialties are behavioral economics and behavioral finance, with a focus on irrational investors.

A recurring commentator on FOX Business, ABC News and NPR, Dr. Flynn holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley, where he completed his dissertation under the supervision of 2001 Nobel Laureate George Akerlof.