Monday, March 19, 2012

The Crash of 2008 and its Implications on Economic Liberty

Join FFF and the GMU Economics Society in welcoming economist Scott Sumner!

TODAY March 19 -- SUB II Rooms 3 and 4

5:30 -- zero-price PIZZA
6:00 -- Lecture
8:00 -- Social at Brion's Grille!

Scott Sumner earned a BA in economics at Wisconsin and a PhD at Chicago. His research has been in the field of monetary economics, particularly the role of the gold standard in the Great Depression. He had just begun research on the relationship between cultural values and neoliberal reforms, when he got pulled back into monetary economics by the current crisis. He has taught economics at Bentley University for the past 27 years. Sumner's areas of interest are macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, and history of economic thought. He has published articles in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the Bulletin of Economic Research. Check out his blog, the Money Illusion!

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