Fargo, N.D., Sept. 6 — NDSU’s Capitalism and Society Lecture Series is hosting a presentation by economist Robert Lawson, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Barry Hall AgCountry Auditorium.
Lawson’s presentation, “Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations,” is free and open to the public. After the lecture, there will be a short session for questions and answers, followed by pizza and refreshments in the Barry Hall Atrium.
Lawson is professor of practice and Jerome M. Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom and is director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. Lawson is co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World annual reports, which presents an economic freedom index for over 160 nations.
The Capitalism and Society Lecture Series is hosted by the NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise. The purpose of the lecture series is to invite dialogue between researchers, students and community members about institutions and policies that encourage and enhance human well-being.
Lawson will talk about what economic freedom means and how it is measured. He will also discuss the Economic Freedom of the World project and examine the socio-economic performance of countries around the world.
“We are thrilled to host Bob at NDSU. His work with the Economic Freedom of the World project is well-known. We are pleased to offer an opportunity for students and the community to engage with his research and ideas,” said Jeremy Jackson, director of the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise.
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