Saturday, October 16, 2010

Required Colloquium Event!

The School of Business is honored that internationally renowned economist David D. Friedman will inaugurate this year’s “Liberating Markets” lecture series, generously supported by a grant from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. On Monday, October 18, 2010, Professor Friedman will deliver the first lecture in the series at 5:00 PM in CH 100, after engaging at 3:00 with students enrolled in ECON 357/557 Economic Development in Emerging Markets. Professor Friedman’s 5:00 lecture is required of every student enrolled in Business Colloquium this quarter.

The son of Nobel laureate Milton Friedman and economist Rose Director Friedman, and the nephew of Aaron Director, widely regarded as one of the founders of the discipline law and economics, David Friedman is Professor of Law at the University of Santa Clara. He holds a BA in chemistry and physics from Harvard and a PhD in physics from the University of Chicago. He has served as a member of the economics faculties of Virginia Polytechnic, the University of California at Irvine, and the University of California at Los Angeles; of the business faculty at Tulane University; and of the law faculties at Cornell University and the University of Chicago. A pioneer in the field of law and economics, he is the author of five scholarly books—Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World; Law's Order: An Economic Account; Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life; Price Theory: An Intermediate Text; and The Machinery of Freedom—as well as some fifty scholarly articles and two novels.

An informal reception will follow Professor Friedman’s lecture outside CH 100. See you there!

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