Workshop in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Fall 2008

Thursdays 1:00-2:30pm unless otherwise noted in 318 Enterprise Hall

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August 28


Peter Leeson

BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism,
Economics Department
George Mason University



Pirational Choice: The Economics of Infamous Pirate Practices



September 4


Alejandra Salinas

Professor of Political & Social Theory,



Democracy and the Economy: An Analysis of Buchanan’s Views on Political Psychology



Friday, September 12


Jochen Runde

Director of Programmes,
Judge Business School
University of Cambridge



On The Identity of Technological Objects and User Innovations in Function



September 25


Vincent Bignon

Maître de conferences,
IUFM of Créteil



Black Markets and Grey Networks for Illegal Exchanges in post WW2 Germany


October 9




Ben Powell

Assistant Professor of Economics,
Suffolk University



The Rent Seeking Cost of Immigration Restrictions



October 16


Ivan Pongracic

Wallace and Marion Reemelin Chair in Free-Market Economics,
Hillsdale College



Employees and Entrepreneurship: Co-ordination and Spontaneity in Non-hierarchical Business Organizations


October 23



Amar Bhide

Lawrence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business,
Columbia University



The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World



November 13


Scott Beaulier

Department Chair &
Assistant Professor of Economcis
Mercer University



Mr. Hayek, I Presume? Can Economists Explain African Underdevelopment, or Are They Lost in the Bush?