The James C. and Caroline Kautz Chair in Political Economy endowment was intitiated to attract outstanding teachers and scholars to the Lindner College Economics Department and, thereby, further raise the college's national and international reputation as a place
of excellent scholarship.
History of the Kautz Chair Endowment
On October 26, 2006, James C. Kautz and Dean Karen Gould formally signed the endowment documents for the James C. and Caroline Kautz Chair in Political Economy. With their signatures, the Economics Department’s first fully-endowed Chair was established in the presence of Kautz-Uible Trustees Woody Uible and Jim Schwab, UC Foundation Vice President Bill Henrich, several Kautz-Uible Fellows, and the faculty of the Department of Economics.