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Inaugural Adam Smith Lecture March 28

By: Brady W Moore   Published 3:13 pm / February 17, 2017

The Department of Economics is hosting the inaugural Adam Smith Lecture at 6 p.m. March 28 in the Simplot BD Ballroom.

Vernon L. Smith stands next to a bust of Adam Smith, known as the "founder" of modern economics.

Vernon L. Smith stands next to a bust of Adam Smith known as the “founder” of modern economics.

The speaker will be Vernon L. Smith, a 2002 Nobel Laureate in economic sciences and George L. Argyros Endowed Chair in finance and economics at Chapman University.

The lecture, titled “Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations,” focuses on Veron Smith’s work in experimental economics investigating the connection between our moral sentiments towards others and how that relates to both non-market cooperation oriented toward common goals and market cooperation through exchange achieving individually separate goals.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Funding for this project was provided by the John Templeton Foundation through a gift from the Institute for Humane Studies.