Events and Programming

December 1, 2014

A Year-End Look at the Economy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Art 102, SJU

On Monday, December 1st at 1:00 PM, join Dr. Louis Johnston, the Joseph P. Farry Professor of Economics, MPR Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell, and MPR Editor-at-Large Gary Eichten for an engaging conversation about the economy in 2014.

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

December 5, 2014

News Link Day
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gorecki Fire Side

Stop by the News Link table in Gorecki fireside to sign up to receive weekly email news cheat sheets!

The News Link is a student run program co-sponsored by the McCarthy Center.