Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

All Flourishing and a Free Society & Texas Economic Freedom Forum events are free and open to the SMU community and general public. Registration is requested, but seating is limited and cannot be reserved.

Flourishing and a Free Society Forum

Wednesday, February 28, Mack Ballroom, (3rd Floor of Umphrey Lee Center)

Reception: 5:00-6:00pm, Lecture: 6:00-7:00pm
How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World 
Deirdre McCloskeyUIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Tuesday, March 27, E&Y Room (Fincher 220)
Reception: 5:00-6:00pm, Lecture: 6:00-7:00pm
Is Bitcoin a Bubble?
William J. Luther
, Assistant Professor of Economics at Kenyon College, Director of the American Institute for Economic Research’s Sound Money Project

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Texas Economic Forum: Trump and the Texas Economy

Wednesday, May 9, Crum Auditorium, James M. Collins Executive Education Center
Forum: 5:30-6:45pm, Reception Following

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Workshop Series

Wednesday, January 31, 10:00-11:30am, O'Neil Center (Crow 282)
Does Immigration Increase Corruption? 
Benjamin Powell,  Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, and Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business

Friday, February 23, 10:30-11:45am, O'Neil Center (Crow 282)
Populism in Latin America
Nicholas Cachanosky, Assistant Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Co-Editor of the Journal Libertas: Segunda Época

Wednesday, February 28, 2:00-3:30pm, Dedman Life Sciences Building, Room 131
The Bourgeois Revaluation and English Studies: Shakespeare, The Shoemaker's Holiday, The London Merchant, Johnson, and Dear Jane 
Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Friday, March 9, 10:30-11:45am, O'Neil Center (Crow 282)
The Parasite-Stress Theory of Values and the Origins of Economic Institutions
Boris Nikolaev,  Research Professor at John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University

Friday, April 6, 10:30-11:45am, O'Neil Center (Crow 282)
Brazilian State Economic Freedom Index
Vladimir Fernandes Maciel,  Coordenador do Centro Mackenzie de Liberdade Econômica, Centro de Ciências Sociais e Aplicadas, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

Wednesday, April 25, 10:30-11:45am, O'Neil Center (Crow 282)
New Empirical Insights into the Fight Against Human Trafficking
Gregory DeAngelo,  Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University 

Teaching Free Enterprise in Texas

Contact Daniel Serralde for information about upcoming teacher workshops.


Other Events


May 19-22, 2019, Mont Pelerin Society Regional Meeting, Worthington Renaissance Hotel, Fort Worth 
Contentious Issues in Classical Liberalism 
Organized by the O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University and the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University