Events and Programming

December 2, 2014

TED Talk Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
McCarthy Center

Topic: "An Economist Walks into a Bar.."

Robert Litan, a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies explains "how economists and their ideas have contributed to the rise of the entire Internet economy and to some of the iconic companies within it" in his Tedx Talk entitled "An Economist Walks into a Bar.." Litan reviews the contributions economists have made to business models and structures that have contributed to the success of endeavors such as Cupid.com, Priceline, Google ads, Amazon, and sabermetrics in sports. Students will watch and discuss the Ted Talk while enjoying lunch provided by the McCarthy Center. Professor Louis Johnston of the Economics Department will moderate.

December 4, 2014

Politics & A Pint: Topic TBD
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Brother Willie's Pub