The UCI Center for the Study of Democracy presents

“Learning from the Crisis of 2007-20??"
with Vernon L. Smith, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2002

Thursday, March 31, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Biological Sciences III, Room 1200

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Vernon L. Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his groundbreaking work in experimental economics. He has joint appointments with the Argyros School of Business & Economics and the School of Law and is part of a team that runs the new Economic Science Institute at Chapman. In 1997, he founded the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics and has served as its president since its inception. 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. Smith is a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association, an Andersen Consulting Professor of the Year, and the 1995 Adam Smith Award recipient conferred by the Association for Private Enterprise Education. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1995, and received CalTech's distinguished alumni award in 1996. He has served as a consultant on the privatization of electric power in Australia and New Zealand and participated in numerous private and public discussions of energy deregulation in the United States. In 1997, he served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Member on the National Electric Reliability Council. Smith completed his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, his master's degree in economics at the University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.

This lecture is free and open to the public. 

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