Center for Political, Economic Thought to Present Lecture on Government Intervention Oct. 5

by Public Relations | Sep 25, 2015

Sept. 25, 2015

Saint Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present Robert Murphy of the Free Market Institute, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College.

His talk is entitled "Unintended Consequences of Government Intervention." Admission is free and open to the public.

Murphy is a research assistant professor at the Free Market Institute (FMI) at Texas Tech University. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Hillsdale College and his Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He has served as visiting assistant professor at Hillsdale College, visiting scholar at New York University, research analyst at Laffer Associates and senior fellow with the Pacific Research Institute.

He is currently the senior economist at the Institute for Energy Research, senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, associated scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute and research fellow at the Independent Institute.

His most recent book is Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action (Independent Institute, 2015), and his current research focuses on the economics of climate change as well as the impact of minimum wages.

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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.

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Photo: Robert Murphy


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