The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Free Market

Probasco Chair Co-sponsors Conference on Economic Freedom

The Scott L. Probasco Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will co-sponsor an international conference on Measuring the Impact of Economic Freedom April 4-6 at Wyndham Nassau Resort, Nassau, Bahamas.

Although the era of big government continues, growth of government has slowed and in some cases has diminished. Privatization has become a worldwide phenomenon. Several countries have removed exchange rate controls and relaxed trade barriers.

There will be a special appearance by Sir John Templeton, Founder of the Templeton Funds!

This conference will draw presenters from organizations in Sweden, The Netherlands, Spain, Guatemala, Canada and the U.S. to address a variety of questions, including:

  • How strong is the case for a free-market economy?
  • Is there a relationship between political and economic freedom?
  • Does economic freedom make it easier for authoritarian political regimes to stay in power or does it generate forces that promote civil liberties and a more open political structure?
  • What can we learn from recent liberal reforms adopted in Chile and New Zealand?

The hotel registration deadline for this conference is March 2, and the conference registration deadline is March 12. You can get more details online or email J.R. Clark or call (423)425-4063.