Monday, April 20, 2009

Anarchy : The Economics of Self-Governance a lecture by Edward Stringham

Is the private provision of defense possible? Can law be supplied by the market? Is anarchy an alternative to the state?

If any of these questions interest you, please come join the GMU Econ Society to hear Prof. Ed Stringham's talk on the economics of self-governance. The lecture will be on Thursday April 30th at 3pm in the Johnson Center Meeting Room 239A, with refreshments provided afterward.


On the lecturer:
Edward Stringham is an associate professor of economics at Trinity College, President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, Editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise, editor of two books, and author of two dozen articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics, Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance, and Journal of Labor Research.

Stringham has been discussed on more than 100 broadcast stations including CBS, CNBC, CNN, Fox, Headline News, NPR, and MTV and in hundreds of newspapers worldwide including 14 of the 20 highest circulating newspapers in the United States and the highest circulating English language newspaper in the world. His work has been the subject of discussion by Entertainment Tonight's Leeza Gibbons and inspired a cartoon by New York Times Syndicated Political Cartoonist Jeff Danziger.

Stringham earned his Ph.D. from George Mason University in 2002, and has won the Templeton Culture of Enteprise Best Article Award, Paper of the Year Award from the Association of Private Enterprise, Best Article Award from the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, Second Place in the Independent Institute Garvey Contest, and Distinguished Young Scholar Award from the Liberalni Institut and the Prague School of Economics.

To See Dr. Stringham on CNBC "No Booze, You May Lose":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDBwom174TA



To Buy Dr. Stringham's book "Anarchy and the Law" The Political Economy of Choice":
http://www.amazon.com/Anarchy-Law-Political-Economy-Independent/dp/1412805791/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s

3 comments:

Rod said...

Any chance you could tape this and post it to the web?

Kevin Hilferty said...

Rod,
We will not be taping the lecture.

If you want to basically hear the same thing in MP3 form, check out his lectures on self-governance from FEE's Young Scholars from this past summer.

http://fee.org/library/podcasts/young-scholars-colloquium/

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