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Spring 2015

FMI Public Speaker Series Keynote Address on Economics and Entrepreneurship

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Keynote Address

Prof. Israel M. Kirzner
Emeritus Professor of Economics, New York University






Commentary
Prof. Shelby D. Hunt
The Jerry S. Rawls and P.W. Horn Professor of Marketing, Texas Tech University

Dr. Edward P. Stringham
Associate Professor of Business Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
Economics and Entrepreneurship Research Fellow, Free Market Institute, Texas Tech University


Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
Grand Auditorium - CR 105 - First Floor
5:30 - 7:00 PM


The keynote event for the spring program of the FMI Public Speaker Series will feature remarks from Prof. Israel M. Kirzner, Emeritus Professor of Economics at New York University. Prof. Kirzner is one of the leading economists associated with the Austrian School and market process theory in the second half of the twentieth century. Prof. Kirzner's many publications include Competition and Entrepreneurship, The Economic Point of View, The Meaning of Market Process and other books and scholarly articles addressing the economic theory of entrepreneurship, market process theory and economic methodology among other topics.

Following Prof. Kirzner's remarks, Rawls College faculty members, Shelby Hunt and Edward Stringham, will offer commentary on Prof. Kirzner's scholarship and its impact on their own academic research and research undertaken in their fields of expertise more broadly.

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No other economist in recent times has been so closely identified with the Austrian School of economics as Israel M. Kirzner. A leader of the generation of Austrian economists after Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek and professor emeritus of economics at New York University, Kirzner has been recognized as one of the minds behind the revival of entrepreneurship and market process theory in the twentieth century." (From the book jacket of The Economic Point of View, The Collected Works of Israel M. Kirzner, Liberty Fund, Inc.)



Ludwig von Mises Visiting Scholar and Author of Living Economics: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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Prof. Peter J. Boettke
University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, George Mason University


Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
Grand Auditorium - CR 105 - First Floor
5:30 - 7:00 PM





Prof. Peter Boettke is the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism and the vice-president and director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center as well as University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University. Prof. Boettke has authored and coauthored 11 books, including his most recent, Living Economics, and is editor of the Review of Austrian Economics, series editor of the New Thinking in Political Economy book series, and coeditor of the Cambridge Studies in Economics, Cognition, and Society.

Boettke is a former Fulbright Fellow at the University of Economics in Prague, a National Fellow at Stanford University, and Hayek Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. Before joining the faculty at George Mason University, he taught at New York University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

Prof. Boettke is currently serving as the Ludwig von Mises Visiting Scholar for the FMI's sponsored research program, 'Research on the Origins of Economic Freedom and Prosperity,' during the 2014-2015 academic year.


Weekend Exploring Liberty: Freedom, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

A student seminar hosted by the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

Friday, March 6, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015
Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
Schedule TBA

The Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University will co-host an IHS On-Campus Education program titled Freedom, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation on the weekend of March 6-7, 2015. IHS On-Campus Education programs examine the historical, economic, and philosophical foundations of a free society and how these principles apply to contemporary issues. The programs bring together undergraduates and recent graduates for an introduction to classical liberal ideas through an informative and enjoyable collection of lectures, discussions, and evening socials.

The seminar will take place in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. Featured speakers include:

  • Prof. Peter Boettke - University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University

  • Mr. John Papola - CEO and Creative Director at Emergent Order

  • Dr. Edward Stringham - Associate Professor of Business Economics at Texas Tech University

Current undergraduate and graduate students at Texas Tech University and other academic institutions and faculty and staff at Texas Tech University may register to attend the seminar at no charge. Registration includes all lectures, educational materials, meals and snacks. Register here!

Participants traveling from outside the Lubbock area are responsible for making travel arrangements at their own expense. Please note that the Free Market Institute has secured a limited number of double occupancy rooms at a local hotel and will accommodate participants traveling from outside reasonable driving distance at no charge until the room block fills.

Members of the local community who have no current or recent university affiliation are welcome to attend, but must pay a $150 registration fee. Such individuals should use the registration link provided above. After completing that registration form, a Free Market Institute staff member will provide further instructions to complete pay the fee and complete registration.

More details, including a full schedule of speakers and topics, will made available in the coming weeks.


 

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