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Posted: Thursday Aug 30, 2012

August 30, 2012

The Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government’s Center for Political and Economic Thought will celebrate the 100th lecture in its McKenna Economic Education Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 with a lecture entitled, Why Capitalism? by economist Dr. Allan Meltzer in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dr. Meltzer spoke at Saint Vincent in 1986, the inaugural year of the McKenna Series. A distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Meltzer has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester, the Yugoslav Institute for Economic Research, the Austrian Institute for Advanced Study, the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, and the City University, London.

He has also served as a consultant for several congressional committees, the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the World Bank, foreign governments and central banks. He has been a member of the President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board. In 1988–89, he was an acting member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. From 1986 to 2002, he was an honorary adviser to the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan.

For more information, contact the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College by contacting Mary Beth McConahey, program manager, marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.


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