About Me


Dr. Victor V. Claar is a professor of economics at Henderson, the public liberal arts university of Arkansas, where he specializes in teaching principles of economics courses. He also serves on both the graduate faculty and the Honors College faculty.

He writes for both economists and non-economists, and is the author of Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy and Life Choices, which is now in its ninth printing and was recently translated into the Chinese language for publication and sale in Taiwan. His new monograph about fair trade has been translated into both the Polish and Spanish languages.

Prior to arriving at Henderson, he taught for nine years at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where he held the rank of associate professor (with tenure). Professor Claar spent a recent year as a Fulbright Scholar, conducting research and giving graduate lectures at the American University of Armenia.

Dr. Claar is a frequent invited speaker and lecturer, giving recent talks at Providence College, the American Enterprise Institute, and the historic University of Wrocław in Wrocław, Poland.


Ph.D., Economics, May 2000, West Virginia University
  • Major field:  Monetary Economics
  • Secondary fields:  Public Finance, International Economics
M.A., Economics, August 1995, West Virginia University

B.A., Business Administration, August 1987, Houghton College (NY)
  • Also completed all requirements for a second major in mathematics

Complete Curriculum Vitae