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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Duke Fuqua School of Business chapter of Smith Soc welcomed Fox's John Stossel for a talk on Monday April 7th. He spoke on many of the political and business issues he addresses regular on his show, "Stossel with John Stossel" on Fox Business Network, as well as his new book, No, They Can't: Why Government Fails While Individuals Succeed.