BU to host Nobel Laureate in April

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Economics is hosting Dr. Vernon L. Smith, Nobel Laureate in Economics 2002, (Professor, George L. Argyros Endowed Chair in Finance and Economics, Professor of Economics and Law Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University), as part of its Guest Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The lecture will be held at Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall starting at 2 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Professor Smith’s lecture is titled “Learning from Proving Yourself Wrong: Two Cases from Experimental Economics, with Implications and Insights for the Economy.”

Smith has authored or co-authored more than 300 articles and books on capital theory, finance, natural resource economics and experimental economics. He serves or has served on the board of editors of the American Economic Review, The Cato Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Science, Economic Theory, Economic Design, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Journal of Economic Methodology. He is past president of the Public Choice Society, the Economic Science Association, the Western Economic Association and the Association for Private Enterprise Education. Previous faculty appointments include the University of Arizona, Purdue University, Brown University, the University of Massachusetts, and George Mason University, where he was a Professor of Economics and Law prior to joining the faculty at Chapman University. Dr. Smith has been a Ford Foundation Fellow, Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.