On November 1, the Smith Soc Chapter at Duke University Fuqua School of Business staged a debate on multiple economic and political policy issues. The chapter tapped two on-campus experts, Dr. Adriano Rampini, a Professor of Finance and Economics, and Dr. Aaron Chatterji, an Associate Professor of Strategy.
There seems to be no escaping debates at the moment. While the just-concluded Presidential Debates have been on the mind of most Americans during the month of October, Smith Soc chapters have taken the debate format and used it to highlight issues and discussions that matter to free market-minded business school students. Multiple chapters have taken on issues as wide-ranging as the relationship between the market and government, the viability of a carbon tax, and the implications of the Brexit vote.
The Smith Soc chapter at UC-Berkeley's Haas School of Business hosted Paul McCulley on March 28th.
The Adam Smith Society chapter at the SMU Cox School of Business held its first event last Thursday evening. After dinner and a warm introduction from Professor Bob Lawson, the Independent Institute's Dwight Lee spoke to the assembled members about Adam Smith and the Morality of Markets.
The Adam Smith Society held its fourth National Meeting on Friday February 19th and Saturday February 20th in New York City. Members from every chapter were in attendance as members were treated to a full program of lectures, disucssions, forums, breakout networking sessions, and the annual trivia competitition.
Several of the Adam Smith Society’s North Carolina chapters were happy to have the opportunity to host John A. Allison at a series of events in November. Mr. Allison visited Smith Soc chapters at the Wake Forest University School of Business, the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Manhattan Institute Fellow and Economics21 contributor Jared Meyer joined the Wake Forest Business School Smith Soc chapter book club session on October 7th. Jared provided Wa
Author Russ Roberts visited the NYU Stern chapter on April 16th to talk about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. Reading Adam Smith's other book - A Theory of Moral Sentiments - Roberts discovered that Smith was not just a source for economic theory, but also a guide to daily philosophy, how to approach big questions, and a source of timeless, practical wisdom.
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.
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