Student Organizations

Past Lectures


February 12, Dr. Lloyd Thomas, Kansas State University - "The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences"

March 10, Eric Weddle, Blue Ridge Partners 

April 17, Mark Thoma, University of Washington & Steve Williamson, Washington University - Debate: "Did the Fed Get it Right? A Discussion on Monetary Policy and the Great Recession"


January 28, Dr. Dennis Weisman, Kansas State University - "Race Based Preferences in College Admissions"

March 7, Lisa Taylor, Kansas City Federal Reserve - " An Economic Outlook from Kansas City Federal Reserve"

March 26, Woody Bendle, Payless Shoe Source - "Economic Applications for Today's Businesses"

April 14, Jim Self, University of Indiana - "Misunderstanding of Core Ideas in Principles of Economics Courses"

April 30, Brad DeLong, University of California Berkley & Alan Reynolds, The Cato Institute - Debate: "Proposed Solutions to the Fiscal Crisis in the United States"

September 23, Bryan Riley, The Heritage Foundation - "The Economic Freedom Index"

October 7, Ludek Niedermayer, Czech National Bank - "Managing Crises in the European Union and the Changing Role of Central Banks"

October 14, Lee Coppock, University of Virginia - "Markets and Economic Growth"

December 4, Paul Attwater, Morgan Stanley


February 3, Hamilton Fout, Federal National Mortgage Association - "Using Economic Models in Housing and Credit Markets"

March 5, Michael Carlisle, Douglas County Bank - "Round Table on Career Opportunities & Discussion on Trust Services"

April 3, Don Boudreaux, George Mason University - “Have Middle-Class Americans' Living Standards Stagnated Since the 1970s?" - Download PowerPoint

April 23, Chris Drahozal, University of Kansas Law School - "Understanding Arbitration and How it Relates to Behavioral Economics"

August 28, Dr. Bill Blankenau, Kansas State University - "State of the Department"

October 18, Cary Deck, University of Arkansas - "Economics as an Experimental Science"


November 14, Dave Dreiling, Owner GTM Sports Wear - “Made in Manhattan” (Annual Regnier Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship)

October 27, Dirk Mateer, Penn State University - “Making Economics Pop:  Media for Economists”

September 26, Dan Kuester, Economics Department - Kansas State University and Matt Walters KMAN Radio - "The Day the Big XII (Almost) Died"

April 28, Roger Garrison, Auburn University – "K-State Speaker Series on Economic Prosperity

April 14, Stephan Thurman – International Economist – U.S. State Department – "How to Present Economic Data to Policy Makers

March 31, Jim Haymaker – Corporate Vice President – Cargill – "Regnier Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship

March 2, Prof. Lloyd Thomas – "The Financial Crisis and Federal Reserve Policy

February 15, John Nelson, Applied Research Company "A Discussion on Entrepreneurship

Fall 2010

November 16, Brian Brenberg – Kings College, "Innovation and Prosperity:  Understanding why it  occurs and the benefits it creates."

October 21, Tim Robinson GM – Oracle Division - Perficient Industries

October 10, Roger Bey on the M.S. in Finance at the University of Tulsa

September 13, Kevin McBeth – Actuary Travelers Insurance – "The ABCs of Directors' and Officers' Insurance"

Fall 2009

Professor Michael Oldfather's Incompleat Guide to Personal Finance | Download PDF

Dirk Mateer, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics giving his lecture "No Longer Dismal: Enlivening Economics with Music and Film." Watch video

D.R. Leach and the team from Koch Industries. The topic will be "Koch Industries: Businesss Overview and Introduction to Market-Based Management."

Professor Blankenau, the Head of the Economics Department at K-State

Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

Dr. Charles Britton, University of Arkansas

Lloyd Thomas, Professor and Head of KSU Economics Department, and Rob Stitt, President of Community First National Bank - Forum on the Current Economic Crisis

Kevin McBeth, Actuarial Scientist with The Travelers Company - "The Progressive Method of Pricing and Selling Insurance"

Ryan Clark and Christina Brown with the State Street Corporation

Professor Mohaned Al-Hamdi, KSU - "Past and Future Challenges Facing the Iraqi Economy" | Download presentation notes

Gregory Weishar, CEO of PharMerica Corporation- "Corporate Intrapreneurship - Thoughts & Musings from a Serial Builder" | Download PowerPoint

Christopher R. Drahozal, John M. Rounds Professor of Law at KU School of Law - "Understanding Arbitration Law and the Relationship Between Law and Economics" | Download PowerPoint