Center for Undergraduate Research in Public Policy and Capitalism

Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series brings to campus high caliber speakers who present seminars on different topics related to the underlying principles and institutions of free markets. Mercer students, faculty and the local business community are all invited to attend.

2017 – 2018

David Skarbek
Associate Professor of Political Science

Brown University

"Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison
Gangs Govern the American Penal System"
 

February 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm Medical Auditorium      

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Benjamin Powell
Director Free Market Institute
Professor of Economics

Texas Tech University

 

October 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm Medical Auditorium

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Larry White
Professor of Economics
Member of the Mercatus Center 

George Mason University

"Is There a Reasonable Case for the Gold Standard?"

September 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm Medical Auditorium

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2016 – 2017

Aaron Smith
Instructor
Ayn Rand Institute

"The Morality of Life in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged"
April 5, 2017 at 10:00 am STN 251

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Robert Lawson
Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed
Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom

Southern Methodist University

"Economic Freedom and the Health and Wealth of Nations"
March 22, 2017 at 10:00 am Medical Auditorium

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Eric Graf
Professor of Literature
Universidad Francisco Marroquín

"Don Quijote de la Mancha and Economic Freedom"
March 1, 2017 at 10:00 am Medical Auditorium

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Cristopher Lingle
Visiting Professor of Economics
Universidad Francisco Marroquín

"Regulating Human Actions: State Dictate vs. Cooperative Agreements"
November 4, 2016 at 11:00 am STN 251

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Scott Cunningham
Associate Professor of Economics
Baylor University

"The Economics of Prostitution"
September 21, 2016 at 10:00 am STN 251

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2015 – 2016

 

Scott Winship
Walter B. Wriston Fellow
Manhattan Institute

"The Rise in Income Concentration Among the Top 1%"
March 16, 2016 at 10:00 am STN 251

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Steve Horwitz
Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair
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St. Lawrence University

"Inequality, Mobility and Povery in America"
January 14, 2016 at 5:20 pm STN 251

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Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Senior Fellow
Manhattan Institute

"Wake Up, Millennials, Your Government is Betraying You"
October 28, 2015 at 10:00 am STN 251

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Raj Bhala
Associate Dean for International & Comparative Law
Rice Distinguished Professor

"Trans Pacific Partnership or Trade Policy for the Plutocracy?"
October 7, 2015 at 10:00 am STN 251
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2014 – 2015

President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada
Former President of Bolivia
"A Vision for the Future"
April 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm Peyton Anderson Auditorium

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Walter Block
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics
Loyola University New Orleans
Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute
"Introduction to Libertarianism"
January 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm STN 251 
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Ataman Ozyildirim
Director Business Cycles and Growth Research
The Conference Board
"Global Economic Outlook 2015"
December 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm Atlanta campus; Days auditorium
December 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm Macon campus; STN 251 
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Steve Gohmann

Professor of Economics
BB&T Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise
University of Louisville
"The Mystery of the Missing Southern Micro Brews"
November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm; STN 251

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