Lectures (Fall 2019):

  • Archibald RitterSpeaker: Archibald Ritter, Distinguished Research Professor, Carleton University

    Date: October 24, 2019

    Lecture 1: “The Cuban Economy: Private versus Cooperative Sectors and Underground Markets”
    Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
    Location: Burruss Building 152

    Lecture 2: “Public and Private, Market and Plan: Lessons from Cuba and the United States"
    Time: 3:30pm-4:45pm
    Location: Burruss Building 151

  • Abigail R. HallSpeaker: Abigail R. Hall, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Tampa

    Date: October 28, 2019

    Lecture 1: “The Link Between Intervention and the Erosion of Domestic Liberties”
    Time: 1:25pm-2:15pm
    Location: Burruss Building 152

    Lecture 2: “The Economics of Prohibition and War on Drugs”
    Time: 2:30pm-3:20pm
    Location: Burruss Building 152

    Bio: Professor Hall received her PhD in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 2015. She Graduated with a BA in economics and business administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. Her book, Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of US Militarism, was recently published by Stanford University Press.

Symposia (Fall 2019):

  • The Boundaries of EconomicsDate: October 23, 2019

    9:30am-10:45am: Session I: Keynote Address by Steven Landsburg
    10:55am-12:10pm: Session II: Lectures by Profs. Scott Cunningham, Emily Owens, and Paola Suarez
    12:30pm-2:15pm: Public Screening of “Freakonomics”

    Location: Prillaman Health Sciences 1105


    Keynote by Steven Landsburg, Professor of Economics at University of Rochester

    Scott Cunningham, Professor of Economics, Baylor University

    Emily Owens, Professor, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society, University of California, Irvine

    Paola Suarez, Visiting Professor of Economics, Purchase College, SUNY

    Applications of economic principles to decisions by consumers, firms, and workers in market settings are obvious.  But the standard approach to analyzing microeconomic behavior (which typically assumes that a rational individual is applying the cost-benefit principle, and therefore responds to incentives) can be applied to essentially any choice that a person confronts.  The “Symposium on the Boundaries of Economics” – organized by Kennesaw State University’s Bagwell Center for the Study of Markets and Economic Opportunity – will examine how the economic way of thinking can be applied to analyze situations that most people would not traditionally think of as “economic decisions.”

    This symposium will feature:

    • a keynote address by Steven Landsburg (Professor of Economics [Rochester University] and author of the books “The Armchair Economist,” “Fair Play,” and “More Sex is Safer Sex”);
    • presentations by Scott Cunningham (Professor of Economics [Baylor University]), Emily Owens (Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society [UC Irvine]), and Paola Suarez (Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics [SUNY Purchase]);
    • and a screening of the documentary film “Freakonomics: The Movie.”

    This event is open to both the KSU community and the general public. It is free to attend, but advanced registration will be required.

    Click here to RSVP.

Film Screenings (Fall 2019):

  • “The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan”Seven pounds of rice, five pounds sugar, four ounces coffee, five eggs, 10 ounces beans, a small bread roll... Juan starts the month with 250 pesos. But once he's paid for these food rations, transit, utilities, and the new energy-efficient fridge he was obliged to buy, what's left? This independent Cuban film examines the way that the economy and daily life works (and doesn't work) in Cuba today.

    Date: November 14, 2019
    Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
    Location: Prillaman Health Sciences 1105

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