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Lutgert College of Business
Lutgert College of Business
This Year's Event
Thursday, November 12, 2015:
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Lecture October 28, 2010: Economic Freedom and the Wealth of Nations
Grandezza Country Club
Estero, Florida
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Featured Speaker: Dr. Robert Lawson

Robert Lawson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance and Director of the Economic Freedom Initiative at Auburn University. He is co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World annual report which provides an economic freedom index for over 140 countries. In addition, Lawson has numerous professional publications in journals such as Public Choice, Cato Journal, Kyklos, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and European Journal of Political Economy. He previously has served as president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. Lawson earned his B.S. in economics from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University and M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University. Hobbies include marathons, ultra-marathons, and alpine mountaineering.

Program for the Evening:

5:30 p.m. RECEPTION
6:45 p.m. LECTURE
Dr. Richard Pegnetter, Dean, Lutgert College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University
  Welcome Remarks
Dr. Wilson G. Bradshaw, President, Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr. Bradley K. Hobbs, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise, Lutgert College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University
  Featured Speaker
Dr. Robert Lawson, Associate Professor, Department of Finance, and Director of the Economic Freedom Institute, Auburn University
  Question and Answer
8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Dr. Bradley K. Hobbs

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