Ryan Blake Williams, Ph.D.  

Associate Professor of Economics & Public Policy
Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine

About Me



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Eureka is a bay town in Humboldt County, CA - surrounded by towering redwoods and beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline.

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My career is meaningful because I have these amazing human beings to share my life with.

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why economics?

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities, but of their advantages.”

--Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Vol. 1    

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I enjoy water skiing, snow skiing, mountain biking, disk golf, racquetball, and other athletic endeavors. I fly fish and like to tie my own flies. I love to cook and brew beer, and spend time camping with my family.

School of Veterinary Medicine

Find out more here about our unique DVM program, other academic programs, research endeavors, and community engagement. 

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Free Market Institute

The Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University does a tremendous job of promoting the advancement of the free enterprise system through research and teaching activities. The regular events that are hosted by the institute provide a great opportunity to explore intellectual consideration of freedom in all its forms.    

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