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Series on Economic Prosperity

The K-State Speaker Series on Economic Prosperity is underwritten by the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation.  This lecture series was established in 2009 and speakers typically demonstrate why they believe certain societies are more prosperous than others.  The speaker is typically a respected faculty member from another university who has some insight on the causes of economic prosperity.  this lecture is a public lecture that is accessible to a general audience and is hosted by the Kansas State University Economics Club.  This Lecture is scheduled to be given twice a year.

David R. Henderson, Hoover Institution at Stanford University - January 26, 2017

David Neumark, University of California-Irvine and Michael Reich, University of California-Berkeley - Debate October 1, 2015

David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Kevin Murphy, University of Chicago - Debate April 2015

Mark Thoma, University of Oregon and Stephen Williamson, Washington University (St. Louis) - Debate April 2014

Brad DeLong - University of California at Berkeley and Alan Reynolds- the Cato Institute (Debate) - April 2013

Cary Deck - University of Arkansas - October 2012

Don Boudreaux -George Mason University- April 2012

Dirk Mateer - Penn State University - October 2011

Roger Garrison - Auburn University - April 2011

David E.R. Gay - University of Arkansas - May 2010

Brian Brenberg - Kings College - November 2010