Spring 2017 Schedule
All lectures will be held at 6:00 PM in the Becker Business Building Room 112.
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.
April 4 - ECONOPHOBIA … How to Roll Back the Demonizing of Free Markets
Dr. Paul H. Rubin
(B.A. University of Cincinnati, Ph.D. Purdue University) is the Acting Chair and Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics at Emory College of Arts and Science. Read his full biography
Dr. Rubin is well known for his research and teaching in law and economics and his former posts include:
- President of the Southern Economic Association
- Editor-in-Chief of Managerial and Decision Economics
- Vice-President of Glassman-Oliver Economic Consultants
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Federal Trade Commission
- President's Council of Economic Advisors
A referee for 55 scholarly journals, Dr. Rubin is also the author of 7 books, 99 professional journal articles, 21 chapters in books, 44 reprinted articles, 39 op-ed articles (i.e., Wall Street Journal, New York Times), 23 magazine articles and 4 edited books.
Dr. Rubin’s Darwinian Politics: The evolutionary Origin of Freedom, Rutgers University Press, Rutgers Series in Human Evolution, 2002, has been referenced as a “leading national study”, the most cited article ever in the American law and Economics Review, garnered multiple reviews, and has over 2000 downloads from SSRN.
A sought after speaker with presentations before 21 different associations and societies, guest lecturer at major universities throughout the United States, and expert testimony before many entities such as the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His presentations before non-academic groups range from FTC, U.S. Department of Justice and CDC to the Heritage Foundation and the Manhattan Institute. His two favored topics are the regulation of pharmaceuticals and the economics of privacy and information.
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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.