BB&T Free Enterprise Lecture Series - coming November 21, 2013
This invitation-only series features distinguished lecturers on subjects of economic interest.
The subject of this lecture:
The Role of the State in Humanitarianism and the Wealth of Nations
Speakers and Sponsor
Christopher Coyne is the F.A. Harper
Professor of Economics at George
Mason University and the Associate
Director of the F. A. Hayek Program
for Advanced Study in Philosophy,
Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus
Center. He is also the Co-Editor
of The Review of Austrian Economics,
the Co-Editor of The Independent Review
and the Book Review Editor of
Public Choice. In 2008, he was named
the Hayek Visiting Fellow at the London
School of Economics, and in 2010
he was a Visiting Scholar at the Social
Philosophy & Policy Center at Bowling
Green State University.
Coyne is the author of Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action
Fails (2013, Stanford University Press), After War: The Political Economy
of Exporting Democracy (2007, Stanford University Press), Media,
Development and Institutional Change (co-authored with Peter Leeson,
2009, Edward Elgar Publishing), and the editor (with Rachel Mathers)
of The Handbook on the Political Economy of War (2011, Edward Elgar
Publishing). In addition, he has authored numerous academic articles,
book chapters, and policy studies.
Peter J. Boettke is University Professor
of Economics and Philosophy at
George Mason University and Director
of the F.A. Hayek Program for
Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics,
and Economics at the Mercatus
Center. He received his PhD in economics
from George Mason University
in 1989. Before joining the
faculty at George Mason University
in 1998, Boettke taught at New York
University. Boettke was a National
Fellow at the Hoover Institution for
War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford
University during the 1992-
1993 academic years and the F. A.
Hayek Fellow in 2004 and 2006 at the London School of Economics.
The author of numerous books and articles, he has a particular interest
in the ways that institutional arrangements shape entrepreneurial
behavior in transitioning, weak, and failed states. His publications
include Why Perestroika Failed: The Politics and Economics of Socialist
Transformation, Calculation and Coordination: Essays on Socialism and
Transitional Political Economy, Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development:
The Bloomington School, Robust Political Economy for the 21st
Century, and Living Economics: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
Peter T. Leeson is Professor of Economics
and BB&T Professor for the
Study of Capitalism at George Mason
University and the North American
Editor of Public Choice. He is the author
of The Invisible Hook: The Hidden
Economics of Pirates (Princeton University
Press), Anarchy Unbound: Why
Self-Governance Works Better than You
Think (Cambridge University Press),
and more than 100 academic journal
articles covering a wide range of
topics in economics, politics, and law.
Previously he was a Visiting Professor
of Economics at the University
of Chicago, a Visiting Fellow in Political Economy and Government at
Harvard University, and the F.A. Hayek Fellow at the London School
Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T) is a proud supporter of this lecture
BB&T Corporation, headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., is among
the nation's top financial-holding companies with $183 billion in assets.
Its bank subsidiaries operate more than 1,800 financial centers
in the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee,
Maryland, Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
BB&T's operating strategy distinguishes it from other fi nancial holding
companies. BB&T's banking subsidiaries are organized as a group of
community banks, each with a regional president, which allows decisions
to be made locally, close to the client. This also makes BB&T's
client service more responsive, reliable and empathetic.
Since 1989, BB&T has completed the acquisition of more than 60
community banks and thrifts, more than 100 insurance agencies, and
35 non-bank financial services companies. This acquisition strategy
has contributed signifi cantly to BB&T's success. BB&T currently has
30 locations in Southwest Florida.
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