Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom

Past Events

 

 

Texas Economic Forum

 

  • DFW: The Improbable Economic Superstar with W. Michael Cox (SMU), Richard Alm (SMU), Susan Arledge (ESRP Realty Advisors), Susan Gwin Burks (Avison Young), Cullum Clark (SMU Bush Institute), Joe May (Dallas College)
  • The DFW and Texas Economies: Bouncing Back from COVID-19 with W. Michael Cox (SMU), Dean Stansel (SMU), and Richard Alm (SMU)
  • Disruption in the Energy Business: What's Next? with W. Michael Cox (SMU), Bruce Bullock (Maguire Energy Institute), and Bernard Weinstein (Maguire Energy Institute)
  • The New NAFTA: Getting Down to Business with Alberto De La Pena (Haynes and Boone), Tim Leahy (AT&T Latin America), and Andres Alvarez (Foley Gardere) 
  • Texico: The Texas-Mexico Partnership and Its Uncertain Future with W. Michael Cox (SMU) and Tiffany Melvin (NASCO)
  • Trump and the Texas Economy with W. Michael Cox (SMU), Vance Ginn (Texas Public Policy Foundation), Merrill Matthews (Institute for Policy Foundation), and Doug McCullough (Lone Star Policy Institute)
  • The Innovation Economy with W. Michael Cox (SMU), Ryan Dalton (Parsley Energy), Nick Clark (Common Desk), and Randy DeWitt (Front Burner Restaurants)
  • The Entrepreneurial Edge with W. Michael Cox (SMU), Jerry White (Caruth Institute), and Hubert Zajicek (Health Wildcatters).
  • Texas Economic Forum with W. Michael Cox (SMU), Bruce Bullock (Maguire Energy Institute), and Robert Kramp (CBRE Group).

Flourishing and a Free Society Forum (and other public events)

  • The Role of Business in a Free Society Featuring: Tyler Cowen (George Mason University), Siri Terjesen (Florida Atlantic University), Jason Brennan (Georgetown University)
  • Socialism Sucks Featuring: Robert Lawson (SMU) and Benjamin Powell (Texas Tech University) 
  • Can the Fed Predict? Featuring: Thomas Hogan (Rice University) and Harvey Rosenblum (SMU)
  • Viewing of Short Film Tank Man with Panel Discussion Featuring: Robert Anthony Peters (Writer and Director), Dallas Sonnier (CEO of CINESTATE & FANGORIA), and Perth Tolle (Founder, Life & Liberty Indexes)
  • Faith, Economics, and Public Policy from a Variety of Ideological Perspectives Featuring: Steve Long (Carey M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics, SMU), Michael Davis, (SMU), Abby McCloskey (McCloskey Policy LLC & American Enterprise Institute), and Christine Emba (The Washington Post)
  • Faith and the Free Market from a Variety of Religious Traditions Featuring: Rev. Robert Sirico (The Acton Institute), Art Carden (Samford University), Russ Roberts (Hoover Institution), and Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad (Minaret of Freedom Institute)
  • Walter E. Williams (George Mason University) on "The Role of Government in a Free Society"
  • Deirdre McCloskey (University of Illinois, Chicago) on "How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World"
  • William J. Luther (Kenyon College) on "Is Bitcoin a Bubble?"
  • David Henderson (Hoover Institution) on "How Economists Helped End the Draft"
  • Scott Sumner (George Mason University) on "The Real Problem Was Nominal: Market Monetarism and the Great Recession"
  • Tom Bell (Chapman University) on "Your Next Government? From Nation State to Stateless Nations"
  • Edward Glaeser (Harvard) on "Cities and Economic Growth"
  • John Tamny (Forbes) on "Who Needs the Fed?"
  • Garett Jones (George Mason University)
  • Adam Martin (Texas Tech University)
  • Lars Christensen (Markets and Money Advisory)
  • Ben Powell (Texas Tech University)
  • Peter Leeson (George Mason University)
  • Michael Munger (Duke University)
  • Arthur Brooks (American Enterprise Institute)
  • Steve Forbes (Forbes)
  • Jeffrey Tucker (Liberty.me and Foundation for Economic Education)
  • David Boaz (Cato Institute)
  • Roberto Salinas-Leon (TV Azteca, Mexico)
  • Russ Roberts (Hoover Institution) on "The Search for the Weaver of Dreams"
  • Ladar Levison (Lavabit)
  • Arthur Brooks (American Enterprise Institute)
  • Art Laffer (Laffer Associates)
  • Walter Williams (George Mason University)