Erik Dellith is an adjunct professor. He teaches economics and finance to college and MBA students. Before entering academia, Erik worked for more than a decade as a securities analyst, covering US and foreign stocks, domestic and global equity and fixed-income mutual funds, ETFs and precious metals. Erik is the founder of Economic Ideas, LLC, a consulting firm that provides economic and financial insight to small- to medium-size businesses. In his spare time, Erik enjoys writing fiction.