Driving and Sustaining Change in Life and Business

The Fall 2019 Mancur Olson Reading Group is titled Driving and Sustaining Change in Life and Business.

Led by Dr. James Caton, PCPE fellow, scholars will explore how entrepreneurship relates to social life by learning about value creation and discussing surprising and insightful stories. At the end of the program, each participant will receive a $500 scholarship. 

Reading texts:

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg (2012)
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance (2017)
Application

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Entrepreneurship and Human Action (upper division)

We are offering a new upper division reading group for fall 2019 titled Entrepreneurship and Human Action.

Led by Dr. James Caton, scholars will study entrepreneurship through the lens of economics - from the philosophical work of Ludwig von Mises in the 20th century to examples in the popular sitcom The Simpsons. In addition to reading group meetings, participants will join scholars from another entrepreneurship reading group for a Saturday workshop.

This reading group is designed for upper level students (juniors, seniors, graduate students) or students with experience in the Mancur Olson Scholars program. Scholars will receive a $500 scholarship upon completion of the program.

Reading texts:

  • Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics by Joshua Hall (2014)
  • Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises (1949)
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance (2017)
Application

This application is closed.

 

 

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