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
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.
On Thurday April 3, UT Austin McCombs Chapter of Smith Soc hosted a film screening of the new documentary Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve. The screening, co-hosted by the McCombs Graduate Real Estate Society, was followed by a panel discussion after the film with UT professors representing a variety of perspectives. There was then a Q&A session.
The Wake Forest chapter of Smith Soc hosted a three-way debate and discussion on sweat shops, entitled "Sweatshops: Improving Lives and Economic Growth". The panel featured three participants:
Smith Soc's NYU Stern Chapter hosted Manhattan Institute Fellows Paul Howard and Yevgeniy Feyman for a "Fireside Chat" to discuss the policy issues behind the Federal Government Shutdown of 2013 and the potential 2014 shutdown that was averted.