Join the GMU Economics Society and Future of Freedom Foundation in welcoming economist, professor, and author Dan Smith lecture on "A Tale of Two Disaster-Stricken Communities: Joplin and Tuscaloosa."
When: Monday November 5th
Where: Sub II Rooms 3-5
5:30 - Free Pizza ($0)
6:00 - Lecture with Q&A
8:00 - Social Hour at Brion's Grille
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SPEAKER: Dan Smith
"A Tale of Two Disaster-Stricken Communities: Joplin and Tuscaloosa"
Daniel J. Smith is an Assistant Professor at the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2011. Dr. Smith's research primarily focuses on studying the institutions that emerge to foster economic and social cooperation between socially distant, or even hostile, groups. His dissertation, which won the Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize, explored the institutions that emerged to facilitate trade between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Medieval Spain, resulting in a period of relative peace and prosperity. He has also detailed how similar institutions have emerged in other diverse contexts, such as disaster-stricken communities, among competitors in the Tour de France, and even among brawling soccer hooligans in England. Dr. Smith has also published opinion editorials in such prominent outlets as the Wall Street Journal, the Birmingham News, and the Jefferson City News Tribune, and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs across the nation.