Public Lectures

Public Lectures

 Fall 2017

Date, Location Speaker Topic
October 26
4 p.m.
Kirby B02

Stephen Holland
UNC Greensboro

“Are Electric Cars Good for the Environment?”
November 2
4 p.m.
Kirby B02

F. Andrew Hanssen
Clemson

“The Democratic Transition: Lessons from Ancient Greece”
November 13
4 p.m.
Kirby B02 (venue subject to change)

Richard Salsman
Duke

TBA

  Spring 2017

Date, Location

Speaker Topic
February 21
5 p.m.
Kirby B02
Robert A. Baade
Lake Forest College
“The Economic Impact of Commercial Sport: What’s the Score?”
 March 2
4 p.m.
Broyhill Auditorium,
Farrell Hall
Craig Richardson
Winston-Salem State University 
 “Is This North Carolina or Zimbabwe? How Property Rights in North Carolina Deteriorated to the Level of a Third-World Country”

      Fall 2016

Date, Location Speaker Topic
September 28
5 p.m.
Kirby B02

Andreas Freytag
Friedrich-Schiller University and University of Stellenbosch

“Developing Countries in Global Value Chains”
October 10
5 p.m.
Kirby B02

Jeremy Beer
American Philanthropic

“Why Do We Give? What’s Good and Bad About American Philanthropy”
November 7
5 p.m.
Kirby B02

John Graham
Indiana’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs

“The Future of Electric Cars in the U.S. and Abroad”

 

 

      Spring 2016

Date, Location

Speaker Topic
February 23
5 p.m.
Kirby B02
Bruce Blonigen
University of Oregon
“The Surprising Factors that Influence People’s Preferences for Limits on International Trade”

March 22
5 p.m.
Annenberg Forum 111 Carswell Hall

David C. Rose
University of Missouri – St. Louis
“Social Capital, Trust, and the Theory of Public Goods”

April 4
5 p.m.
Kirby Hall B02

Jeffrey Milyo
University of Missouri
“Dirty Secrets: The Real Truth about Money in American Politics”

April 18
4 p.m.
Annenberg Forum
111 Carswell Hall

Michael C. Munger
Duke University

“Lifeboat  Minds in a Walmart World: Are Emotional Responses to Markets Atavistic?”

       Fall 2015

Date, Location Speaker Topic
November 5 
5.30 p.m. 
Annenberg Forum
(111 Carswell Hall)

Alex Tabarrok
George Mason
University

“What is Democracy Good For?”

       Spring 2015

Date, Location

Speaker Topic
February 19
4 p.m.
Kirby B02
Stefan Szymanski
University of Michigan
“Money and Soccer – Explaining the Global Economics
of the Game”
March 23
4 p.m.
Kirby B02
David C. Rose
University of Missouri-St
Louis
“Why Culture Matters Most”
April 16
Annenberg,
Carswell Hall
Sam Peltzman
University of Chicago
“Regulation and Financial Crises”

        Fall 2014

Date, Location

Speaker Topic
October 30
4 p.m.
Kirby B02
P. J. Hill
Property & Environment
Research Center, Montana
“The Not so Wild, Wild West”
November 19
4 p.m.
Kirby B02
Ed Lopez
Western Carolina
“Fashion Copyright? A New Defense of Design Copying”

       Spring 2014

Date, Location

Speaker Topic
February 5
4 p.m.
Kirby B02
Ben Powell
Texas Tech
“Why Sweatshops are Good for the Poor”
March 21
3 p.m.
Kirby B02
Joseph Harrington
University of Pennsylvania
“Collusion: The Hidden Evil in the Marketplace. Are we
Winning the Fight Against Cartels?” 
April 8
4 p.m.
Kirby B02
Dino Falaschetti
Mercatus,
George Mason University
“Finance, Democracy and Economic Performance”
April 24
4 p.m.
Kirby B02
Ronald Ehrenberg
Cornell University
“The Golden Age of Higher Education is Over”

 

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