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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
Alejandro "Alex" Padilla is a California State Senator. He was elected as the state senator for California's 20th State Senate district in November 2006. Prior to serving in the Senate he served 7½ years on the Los Angeles City Council representing the 7th District. Alex will be visiting our JMU campus to give a talk on immigration, titled "Immigration: Don't Worry, Be Happy!". You can find more information here about Alex on his government website .
Encyclopedia of Business

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

 
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.
Encyclopedia of Business

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.
RECENT SPEAKERS

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.


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