Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Larry White: The Threat to Sound Money and the Free Banking Solution

Join the GMU Econ Society & FFF in welcoming GMU Professor of Economics, Lawrence H. White.

Date: Monday, April 4th
5:30 pm – Free Pizza
6:00 pm – Talk with Q&A
7:30 pm – Social Hour at Brion’s Grille (across the street from George Mason)

Student Union Building II - Rooms 5-7
4450 Rivanna River Lane
Fairfax, VA

Topic: The Threat to Sound Money and the Free Banking Solution

Lawrence H. White specializes in the theory and history of banking and money. He received his A.B. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He previously taught at New York University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Professor White is the author of The Theory of Monetary Institutions (1999), Free Banking in Britain (2nd ed., 1995), and Competition and Currency (1989). He is the editor of The History of Gold and Silver (3 vols., 2000), Free Banking (3 vols., 1993), and other volumes. His articles on monetary theory and banking history have appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and other leading professional journals.

In 2008 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Association for Private Enterprise Education. He has been a visiting research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, a visiting lecturer at the Swiss National Bank, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Professor White is a co-editor of Econ Journal Watch and a member of the board of associate editors of the Review of Austrian Economics. He is a contributing editor to the Foundation for Economic Education's magazine The Freeman and an adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute.

1 comment:

Ben the Promotional Guru said...

Any discussion about the principles of sound money is useful in the age of spending & taxation. Plan B, a solution written by Lester Brown, looks at the complications caused by taxes on productivity instead of consumption, & offers remedies to correct the economic imbalances that method of taxation causes. Although it does not compare the advantages of localized economies over global trade, it at least identifies the root cause of excess consumption & lack-luster economic growth: tax policy.