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K-State Today Student Edition

March 27, 2012



George Mason professor to give next lecture in K-State Series on Economic Prosperity April 3

By Daniel Kuester

Donald Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason University, will give the next lecture in the K-State Speaker Series on Economic Prosperity at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in 132 Seaton Hall. Boudreaux's lecture is titled "Whether Living Standards in the U.S. Have Stagnated Since the 1970s?" The speech is free and open to the public and the topic will be accessible to a general audience.

The series is sponsored by the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation and was established in 2009. Lectures are scheduled twice per year. Speakers are respected faculty members who can offer insight on the causes of economic prosperity.    

Boudreaux was the chairman of the department of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., from August 2001 to August 2009. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education from 1997-2001; associate professor of legal studies and economics at Clemson University, 1992-1997; and assistant professor of economics at George Mason University, 1985-1989.

During the spring 1996 semester he was an Olin visiting fellow in law and economics at the Cornell Law School. His doctorate degree is in economics is from Auburn University in 1986 and his law degree is from the University of Virginia in 1992.

He has lectured in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe on a wide variety of topics, including the nature of law, antitrust law and economics, and international trade. He is published in The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Regulation, Reason, Ideas on Liberty, The Washington Times, The Journal of Commerce, the Cato Journal and several scholarly journals such as the Supreme Court Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, Antitrust Bulletin and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

He is the author of "Globalization" from Greenwood Press, published in 2008, and has a blog with Russ Roberts called Cafe Hayek.