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"
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall, room G005
"Shakespeare As Entrepreneur: The Case of the Blackfriars Theater"
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"
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. | Grafton Stovall Theater
"Transaction Cost Economics: Origins and Implementation"
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"
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.