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"Institutions, Economic Freedom, and the Wealth of Nations,"

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The June and Edgar Martin Memorial Lecture by James D. Gwartney

Date: Friday, October 25th, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Atrium, Center for the Sciences

Contact:, Jennifer Kodl: 363-2775

Please join Beloit College in welcoming Prof. James D. Gwartney, the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar at Florida State, who will give the annual June B. Martin'40 and Edgar W. Martin Memorial Lecture titled "Institutions, Economic Freedom, and the Wealth of Nations," as part of the 2013 Upton forum.

This event is free and open to the campus and community.  A reception will follow the keynote lecture.


James D. Gwartney holds the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University, where he directs the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education. His research has focused on the measurement and determination of factors that influence cross-country differences in income levels and growth rates. In this regard, he is the co-author of the annual report, Economic Freedom of the World, which provides information on the consistency of institutions and policies with economic freedom for 144 countries. This data set is widely used by scholars investigating topics ranging from economic growth to peaceful relations among nations. Professor Gwartney is also well known for his work as an economic educator and his co-authorship of the popular textbook Economics: Private and Public Choice, now in its 14th edition. His Ph.D. in economics is from the University of Washington, where he studied under 2008 Upton Scholar Douglass North.

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