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F204 Fall 2018 OLLI Economics Potpourri

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F204 Fall 2018 OLLI Economics Potpourri
Thursdays, 9:40–11:05, Sept. 20–Nov. 8
Church of the Good Shepherd
Coordinators: Leo Brennan, Brenda Bloch-Young, Ray Wilson
  • Sept. 20: The Man within the Breast, the Supreme Impartial Spectator, and Other Impartial Spectators in Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Daniel Klein, professor of economics and JIN Chair at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University. Dr. Klein is the chief editor of Econ Journal Watch.
  • Sept 27: Behavioral Economics. Robert Hazel, a PhD economics student and guest lecturer at Mason, has worked at the intersection of law, business, and economics for many years. He began his career as a regulatory lawyer before working as an airline executive and a partner at an international consulting firm.
  • Oct. 4: The Case Against Education. Bryan Caplan, professor of economics at Mason and blogger for EconLog. Caplan is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter, named “the best political book of the year” by the New York Times.
  • Oct. 11: The Economics of Motorcycle Gangs and Organized Crime. Ennio Epiano, PhD student in the Department of Economics at Mason. He is a PhD fellow at the Mercatus Center, and a graduate fellow at the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
  • Oct. 18: The Elephant in the Brain. Robin Hanson, an associate professor of economics at Mason. Hanson received his PhD in social sciences from Caltech.
  • Oct. 25: Crowdfunding Defense: The Voluntary Provision of Public Goods in Ukraine. Garrett Wood, PhD student in the department of economics at Mason. Garrett earned his BA in economics from Hillsdale College and his MA in national security studies from the Naval War College.
  • Nov. 1: Monetary Policy in the Civil War South. Bryan Cutsinger, PhD student in the department of economics at Mason.
  • Nov. 8: Funding the Virginia School of Political Economy: The Role of the Radical Right. David Levy, professor of econometrics at Mason. Dr. Levy’s publications include four scholarly books, 90 journal articles, and more. In 2012, Levy was made a Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/20/2018 - 11/8/2018 Weekly - Thu 9:40 AM - 11:05 AM Burke, Church of the Good Shepherd  Map, Room: Parish Hall & Sanctuary Leo Brennan  ; Dan Klein  ; Brenda Bloch-Young  ; Robin Hanson  ; Robert Hazel  ; Bryan Cutsinger  ; Garrett Wood  ; Bryan Caplan  ; Ennino Epiano  ; David Levy 

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