Adam Smith RSVP, Ball State Behavioral Lab, Nesson’s paper on Health Indexes and 4th quarter GDP.

  • Our own Cecil Bohanon invites you to: “Will the Real Adam Smith Please Stand Up?: A Discussion”  on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Ball State University Alumni Center from 5:00 PM-6:15PM. The discussion will be moderated by Russ Roberts of Stanford University and host of EconTalk, and will include Professor Vernon Smith of Chapman University and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Science and Professor James Otteson of Wake Forest University’s Center for the Study of Capitalism. These internationally known scholars will share their insights about Smithreferring to his two great works, The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments.  We will all undoubtedly leave the event with a richer view of Adam Smith and an increased appreciation of his broad range of insights relevant to the 21st century. Space is limited and although admission is free you must RSVP. Please RSVP through our Eventbrite site:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/will-the-real-adamsmith-please-stand-up-tickets-15463289114?aff=ehomecard
  • Thanks to Jean Paul Rabinal, the Department of Economics has a new behavioral economics lab.  You can earn CASH Participating in Econ Experiments. Are you interested in earning some extra cash? Join a decision-making economic experiment! We guarantee a show up fee of $5 but most will earn in excess of $10 per hour. All experiments take place in the computer lab WB 214. The duration of the session is about one and a half hours. If you are interested, please sign up on the following website:  http://www.bsu.edu/mcobwin/econ_lab/public/
  • Erik Nesson and his co-author’s paper on measuring and ranking population health has been accepted by Economics and Human Biology.  You can see his paper here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2476402
  • Real GDP increased at 2.6% in the fourth quarter 2014. This is about half of the third quarter growth. http://www.forbes.com/sites/bobmcteer/2015/01/31/fourth-quarter-gdp-reverts-to-the-weak-new-norm/ 
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