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SVC Center to Present Lecture on Federal Reserve Oct. 30

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Posted: Thursday Oct 24, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013

Saint Vincent College and its Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government’s Center for Political and Economic Thought will present a lecture by Dr. Brian Domitrovic, senior associate at the Laffer Center for Supply-Side Economics as well as chairman of the department of history at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. His talk is titled, “One hundred years of the Federal Reserve.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Domitrovic is author of Econoclasts: The Rebels Who Sparked the Supply-Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperity (ISI Books, 2009). Econoclasts remains the standard comprehensive history of supply-side economics, from its beginnings as a renegade academic movement in the 1960s through its implementation during the presidency of Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Reviewers hailed Econoclasts on its publication: “This is the book Americans need to read now” (Larry Kudlow); “Couldn’t be more timely” (Amity Shlaes); “Should serve as a roadmap to revitalizing the private sector” (RealClearMarkets). Domitrovic is also a widely published editorialist, having written for the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, and especially Forbes.com, where his weekly column “Past & Present” has underscored the contemporary relevance of the supply-side tradition.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and history at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.

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The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff, and it produces numerous publications.

For more information, contact the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College by writing to marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.

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Photo: Dr. Brian Domitrovic 

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