The Manhattan Institute awards an annual Hayek Prize to a book that best reflects Friedrich Hayek’s vision of economic and individual liberty. The winner of this year’s award was The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous, by Harvard professor of evolutionary biology Joseph Henrich.
Last month, on May 20-21, our 2022-23 MBA student chapter leaders from 31 of our chapters gathered for a Chapter Leader Retreat in Arlington, Virginia, where they connected and learned from experts across economics and public policy, including Donald Boudreaux, Adam Smith Society Co-Founder Marilyn Fedak, Maria Paganelli, and Steven Teles. Washington Post columnist George F.
Why do public policy solutions often fail to meet the lofty expectations of lawmakers? In an energetic new work, The Voltage Effect, University of Chicago economist John List investigates what makes a policy agenda succeed.
Read Manhattan Institute's Spring 2020 President's Update from Reihan Salam, which highlights our “Health Care 2040” conference in San Francisco earlier this year, the Institute's response to the coronavirus pandemic, and more.
In our goal to deliver unique opportunities to our members during this challenging time, launched virtual programming—a series of interactive online video briefings by policy experts on a variety of topics including the many dimensions of the evolving coronavirus crisis.
Last month, members from our student and professional chapters trekked to Edinburgh, Scotland for a weekend immersed in the texts of Adam Smith and local culture where he spent many years. In discussions led by Adam Smith scholar Dr.
This fall, our chapters in the U.S. and abroad have been active with numerous events on business, public policy, and more.
On June 15, we welcomed Wake Forest University professor James Otteson for a Saturday seminar in New York. Otteson discussed the principles of Adam Smith and how to apply those principles to current economic issues.