The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Lupton Renaissance Fund Update


Nobel Laureate in Economics to Speak on Campus

The Scott L. Probasco Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series presents Vernon Smith, Nobel Laureate in 2002 for Economic Science, who will speak at noon September 18 in the Roland Hayes Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center, located at the corner of Vine and Palmetto. Smith received the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in Experimental Economics and will address the topic "Freedom, Economic Theory and Experiment."

Smith is currently a professor of economics and law at George Mason University, a research scholar in the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center in Arlington, Vir. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard, and has authored or co-authored over 200 articles and books on capital theory, finance, natural resource economics and experimental economics. Cambridge University Press published his Papers in Experimental Economics in 1991 and Bargaining and Market Behavior in 2000.

Dr. David E. R. Gay, an economist at the University of Arkansas, will critique Smith's remarks.

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available at Engel Stadium, where a free CARTA shuttle is available to campus visitors.

For more information on the speaker and speech, contact the Probasco Chair at (423)425-4118.