Bagwell Center for the Study of Markets and Economic Opportunity Speaker Series:

  • John DoveSpeaker: John Dove, Manuel H. Johnson Professor of Economics in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University

    Date: August 16, 2018

    Lecture 1 of 2: “Mercantilism and Free Trade”
    Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
    Location: University College Room 224

    Lecture 2 of 2: “Institutions, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth”
    Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm
    Location: Burruss Building 152

    Meet-n-Greet with interested students and faculty from 3:15pm-4:30pm in Burruss Building 291 (SMIF Conference Room)

    John Dove is currently the Manuel H. Johnson Professor of Economics in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University. He received his Ph.D. from West Virginia University in 2012. Prior to joining the faculty at Troy University he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Mercer University.  His main areas of research include public economics and political economy. His academic work has appeared in such scholarly outlets as The Journal of Comparative Economics, The Journal of Macroeconomics, Public Choice, Economics of Governance, Business & Politics, and The Journal of Institutional Economics among others. 

  • Larry ReedSpeaker: Larry Reed, President of Foundation for Economic Education

    Date: August 23, 2018

    Lecture 1 of 2: “Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy”
    Time: 9:30am-10:45am
    Location: Burruss Building 151

    Lecture 2 of 2: “Adam Smith and the Birth of Economics”
    Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
    Location: Burruss Building 151

    Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics full-time from 1977 to 1984 at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its department of economics from 1982 to 1984. He holds a B.A. in economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in history from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania. He holds two honorary doctorates, one from Central Michigan University (public administration, 1993) and Northwood University (laws, 2008).

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