The People: John Cochran

Former College of Business Dean John Cochran retired from MSU Denver in 2011. He died in May 2015 at the age of 66.

Publish Date: June 23, 2015


Cochran began teaching economics at MSU Denver in 1981. He later served as chair of the Economics Department. Among his credentials, Cochran was a senior scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the leading research and educational center of classical liberalism, libertarian political theory and the Austrian School of Economics. The author of numerous scholarly publications and articles, Cochran was awarded MSU Denver’s Golden Key National Honour Society Outstanding Researcher/Scholar Award in 2002 and the University’s Distinguished Service Award in 2004. In 2012, Cochran provided testimony to the Congressional Committee on Financial Services on the topic of domestic monetary policy and technology.