Other faculty (the following have served on field exam committee and/or Smithian dissertation committees): Donald Boudreaux, Russell Roberts (now departed from GMU), Lawrence White, Peter Boettke, Garett Jones, David Levy, Tyler Cowen; Nelson Lund (Law); Roberta Herzberg (Mercatus); Thomas Merrill (American University)
Other key faculty friends of the program: Daniel Houser (Chair of Econ), Mark Koyama (Econ), Yong Yoon (Econ).
There are four regular activities:
1. The two-course sequence & field exam in Smithian Political Economy (SPE).
2. A Readings course, the one for Fall 2017 was David Hume's History of England, for advanced Smith students.
3. The Adam Smith Reading Group, 5 meetings per semester, hosted by Klein and Garett Jones.
4. The Invisible Hand seminar, 5 Saturday meetings per semester, hosted by Klein. Many of these kindly co-sponsored by IHS/Templeton.
Project underway: Adam Smith, David Hume, Liberalism, and Esotericism
Photo from an April 2015 dinner event with Smith students and several faculty:
Below, photo from Aug 2016 pizza and beer:
GMU PhDs supervised by Prof. Klein:
Anthony J. Quain, Positional Externalities as an Argument for Tax Progressivity: A Critical Analysis (2013)
Scott Drylie, Interpreting Adam Smith's Views on Education of the Poor in the Age of Benevolence (2016)
Michael Smith, Simple Protections from the Abuse of Market Power: The Complicated Reality (2017)
Jonathon Henry Diesel, The Jural Relationships and a Case For Esotericism: Three Essays on Adam Smith (2017)
Smith group photos from 21 Nov 2016 SEA meeting, Wash.DC:
Standing: Dylan DelliSanti, Erik Matson, Eric Hammer, John Robinson, Scott Drylie, Jason Briggeman. Seated: Paul Mueller, Jon Diesel, Dan Klein, Colin Doran
Below: Standing: John Robinson, Pavel Kuchar, Harrison Searles, Niclas Berggren, Dylan DelliSanti. Seated: Jon Diesel, Dan Klein, Scott Drylie
Below: Smith Program poster-session party July 2017