NEW YORK — A professor who was suspended for writing a dissertation on the Canon Law of Average Prices was suspended from her job after she plagiarized a law review article.
University of California at Berkeley professor Amy Demorgan was dismissed from her teaching job after writing a book titled The Law of Prices, which she said would “help everyone understand the price of things.”
Demorgan had her dissertation published in the Harvard Business Review in October.
But her professor, Lawrence G. Nave, was upset and decided to suspend Demorgan, who has taught at UC Berkeley since 2006.
The professor said the book contained material he considered “extremely offensive,” and called it “stealing.”
Nave said he is disappointed that Demorgan is not receiving her final teaching appointment.
He said he decided to hire Demorgan because he believes she can contribute to the field of economic theory.
“We are in the process of hiring a new director and a new research coordinator for the program,” Nave said in a statement.
Demorgan did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.
Demorgos lawyers were not immediately available for comment.