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Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, room G005

"Immigration: Don't Worry, Be Happy!"

Author: Alex Padilla
Alexandre Padilla is an Associate Professor of Economics and Interim Director of the Honors Program at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. He earned his BS, MA, and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Law, Economics, and Science of Aix-Marseille III in France. Dr. Padilla has published in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Public Policy among others.
Alex Padilla Lecture

Friday, October 3, 2014 | 1:30pm | Zane Showker Hall, room G005

JIN Lecturer

"Elections and Strategic Voting: Condorcet and Borda"

Author: Eric Maskin

Eric Maskin, a 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economics, is the Adams University Professor at Harvard. He has laid the foundations of mechanism design theory while contributing to advances in game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics. He has taught at the Institute for Advanced Study, MIT, and is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University.

Maskin Book

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, room G005

"The Not So Impossible: America's Pension Tsunami Is Coming to a State Near You"

Author: Scott Beaulier
Dr. Scott Beaulier is the Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise and Executive Director of Troy University's Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, which is housed in the Sorrell College of Business. Dr. Beaulier is also the Division Chair of Troy University's Economics and Finance Program.  Come to Zane Showker Hall, October 23, to see Dr. Beaulier speak on "The Not So Impossible: America's Pension Tsunami Is Coming to a State Near You".
Encyclopedia of Business

Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, room G005

"Shakespeare As Entrepreneur: The Case of the Blackfriars Theater"

Author: Paul Cantor

Paul Cantor, an American literary and media critic, is the Clifton Waller Barrett Professor at the University of Virginia. Dr. Cantor has published extensively on a wide range of subjects including comparative literature, renaissance, and romanticism.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, room G005

"Should Churches Be Taxed? The Political Economy of Religious Liberty and the US Tax Code"

Author: Anthony Gill
Dr. Anthony Gill is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, adjunct professor of Sociology at the UW, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He specializes in political economy and religion & politics, with an emphasis on church-state relations, religious liberty and religious economies.  He is author of The Political Origins of Religious Liberty (Cambridge 2007) and Rendering Unto Caesar: The Catholic Church and the State in Latin America (University of Chicago Press, 1998).  Anthony will be giving a talk on religion and politic, titled "Should Churches Be Taxed? The Political Economy of Religious Liberty and the US Tax Code". You can find more information here about Anthony on his University of Washngton profile page.

Friday, November 14, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. | Grafton Stovall Theater

JIN Lecturer

"Transaction Cost Economics: Origins and Implementation"

Author: Oliver Williamson

Oliver Williamson is Professor of the Graduate School and the Edgar F. Kaiser Professor Emeritus of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. A distinguished economist, Dr. Williamson was awarded the 1988 Irwin Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management, the H. C. Recktenwald Prize in Economics for 2004, named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 2007, and awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009. Of his six books and over 140 articles,  his book, The Economic Institutions of Capitalism: Firms, Markets, Relational Contracting, is said to be the most frequently cited work in social science research.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, room G005

Koch Foundation Speaker

"Friendship and Market Societies"

Author: Neera Badhwar

Neera K. Badhwar is professor of philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. Most of her  work to date, including her just-published book, Well-Being: Happiness in an Objectively Worthwhile Life (OUP), has been in Ethical Theory and Moral Psychology. Recently, however, she has worked on topics in social-political philosophy, including the connection between community and kidney markets, the moral foundations of market societies, and the implications of empirical studies of happiness for public policy. Other research interests include International Ethics and the role of markets in promoting civic friendship and civility. Badhwar has published widely in academic journals including The Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, and Social Philosophy and Policy.  You don't want to miss Neera's Koch Foundation talk on "Friendship and Market Societies", December 4th in Zane Showker Hall.

Badhwar Book

George Selgin | Matthew Kahn | Sarah Skwire | Pietra Rivoli | Virgil Storr

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April 29, 2014:  GEORGE SELGIN, of University of Georgia presented "Operation Twist-the-Truth: How the Fed Misrepresents its History and Performance."  George is a professor of economics in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington DC, and an associate editor of Econ Journal Watch. Selgin formerly taught at George Mason University, the University of Hong Kong, and West Virginia University and is the author of several books, including his 2008 book titled Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage.

Author: Matthew Kahn
April 17, 2014:  MATTHEW KAHN, is the author of Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future, as well as several other books related to environmental, urban, real estate and energy economics.  Matthew is a leading American educator in the field of environmental economics. After earning his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, he began teaching at various universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, and Tufts. He is currently a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, Department of Economics, Department of Public Policy, Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Law School.
Author: Sarah Skwire
March 25, 2014: SARAH SKWIRE, is the author of Writing with a Thesis. She spoke on the topic of "You're So Money: Literary and Economic Seductions."
Author: Pietra Rivoli
March 20, 2014PIETRA RIVOLI, Author of The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade and highly-regarded speaker on the topic of economics of world trade.
Author: Virgil Storr
Feb. 24, 2014: VIRGIL STORR, a senior research fellow and director of Graduate Student Programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University spoke about "The Moral Teachings of Markets." Prior to joining the Mercatus Center, he was the Don C. Lavoie Research Fellow in the Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Department of Economics, George Mason University.