The Smith Soc NYU Stern chapter hosted Dr. Michael Spence, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, for a lunch-time talk on December 10th. Dr. Spence has been the William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business at Stern since 2010. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
The Smith Soc Chapter at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business welcomed Brian M. Carney, member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, for a talk on December 8th. Carney is the co-author of the book, Freedom, Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth.
The Smith Soc Chapter at the Columbia Business School hosted hedge fund manager and philathropist Paul Singer for a moderated discussion on November 12th. Mr. Singer is the foudner and president of the Elliott Management Corporation as well as the founder of the Paul E. Singer Foundation. Leading the discussion and partnering Mr. Singer on stage was Dan Senor, former member of the President George W.
Several Adam Smith Society chapters tuned in to the Intelligence Squared US debate on income inequality: "Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility" The debate featured Manhattan Institute Fellow Scott Winship and Former Partner Bain Capital Ed Conard, debate against, Senior Economist and Director of Health Policy Research at the Econ
Multiple Smith Soc chapters were pleased to welcome author Adrian Wooldridge discuss his new book (with John Micklethwait), The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State. In this book, Wooldridge argues that current system of state-dominated politics and economics is coming to end; big government is being replaced with smart government.
On May 7, the Dartmouth Tuck chapter of Smith Soc hosted Professor Christopher Coyne for a talk. Coyne is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center.
The Smith Soc Chapter at NYU Stern hosted Juan Carlos Echeverry, the Executive Director of the Interamerican Bank of Development (IDB) for Colombia and Peru in Washington, for a talk on May 6. Mr. Echeverry discussed market liberalization and policy in Colombia and Peru. He demonstrated how market freedoms and continuity on public polices have helped to create flourishing business opportunities in Colombia and Peru. Private sector investments are driving economic growth in these countries thanks to clear rules and institutional improvements.
On Tuesday April 22, the Smith Soc Chapter at the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management hosted a debate on healthcare policy. Participants were Manhattan Institute Fellow Avik Roy, a former advisor to several Repulbican presidential candidates on healtcare, inlcuding Mitt Romney, and Professor Robert Frank, the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at the Johnson School.
The NYC professional chapter hosted a panel on April 10 asking questions that should be important to all of those in business. Should business strive to be socially responsible? If so, how? Does business have a responsibility not only to create profit for its shareholders, but to actively protect the environment and attempt to improve the lives of those with whom it interacts?
Smith Soc hosted a lunchtime debate over the 2010 Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform Act and its implications. Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth debated with Will Marshall from the Progressive Policy Institute. David DesRosiers of RealClearpolitics moderated the debate. The event was a part of the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management chapter's Trek to Washington, DC.