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Center to Present Lecture on Hayek Dec. 4

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Posted: Thursday Nov 21, 2013

Nov. 21, 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. Bruce Caldwell, research professor of economics at Duke University and director of Duke’s Center for the History of Political Economy at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. His talk is titled, “F.A. Hayek and The Road to Serfdom.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Caldwell is the author of Beyond Positivism: Economic Methodology in the 20th Century, first published in 1982. For the past two decades his research has focused on the multi-faceted writings of the Nobel prize-winning economist and social theorist Friedrich A. Hayek. In addition to articles on Hayek in professional journals, Caldwell is the author of Hayek’s Challenge, an intellectual biography that was published in 2004 by the University of Chicago Press.

Since 2002, he has been the general editor of The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, a collection of Hayek’s writings published jointly by the University of Chicago Press and Routledge.

Caldwell currently holds the Ludwig Lachmann Research Fellowship at the London School of Economics. He has also held research fellowships at New York University and Cambridge University.

He is a past president of the History of Economics Society and of the Southern Economic Association, a past executive director of the International Network for Economic Method and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

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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. Bruce Caldwell 

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