Spring 2017 Schedule
All lectures will be held at 6:00 PM in the Becker Business Building Room 112.
January 17, 2017 - The Sharing Economy: Uber and all that...
Alex Armlovich – Manhattan Institute
A fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Alex Armlovich writes on urban issues such as housing, transportation, and infrastructure. He is the author of the Poverty and Progress in New York series – which is described as targeting quality-of-life in NYC, and co-authored reports with Howard Husock on nonprofit philanthropy and housing policy. His published works include 35 articles and commentaries along with co-authoring the book Retooling Metropolis. His articles have appeared in the New York Daily News, New York Post, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Examiner, and City Journal. Mr. Armlovich holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Rochester.
March 2 - Live Free and Prosper
Dr. Thomas R. Saving
Dr. Thomas R. Saving is an NCPA (National Center for Policy Analysis) senior fellow, and the Executive Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University. A University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Texas A&M, he also holds the Jeff Montgomery Professorship in Economics. Read his full biography
His many books include:
- Money, Wealth and Economic Theory, with B.P. Pesek, Macmillan Company, 1967.
- The Foundations of Money and Banking, with B.P. Pesek, Macmillan Company, 1968.
- The Economics of Medicare Reform, with Andrew J. Rettenmaier, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2000.
- The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medicare, with Andrew J. Rettenmaier, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), 2007.
- Live Free and Prosper, Amazon, 2015
Dr. Saving has also authored over 70 articles covering a wide range of economics topics, and over 40 monographs. He was Co-Editor of Economic Inquiry for many years and has served on the editorial boards of all the major U.S. economics journals. Dr. Saving has been called upon regularly as an expert consultant by companies and by governments.
His honors include appointment by President Clinton as Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds and appointment by President Bush to the bipartisan Commission to Strengthen Social Security. These appointments have led to multiple expert testimony before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He is a past President of the Western Economics Association, Southern Economics Association, and Association of Private Enterprise Education, and has served on the boards of many economics associations.
His educational postings include the University of Washington, the University of Seattle, Michigan State University and Texas A&M University. His current research emphasis is on the benefit of markets in solving pressing issues in health care and Social Security.
The Myth of the Wage Gap to be presented by Diana Furchtgott-Roth has been postponed because of her appointment to the Labor Department Transition Team. This important lecture will be rescheduled at her earliest convenience.