LAKELAND (March 28, 2017) – A renowned economist and former member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors will be the next speaker in the Politics, Law and Economics Lecture Series at Florida Southern College.
Dr. Paul H. Rubin, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics at Emory University’s College of Arts and Science, will give the lecture, “Emporiophobia: How to Roll Back the Demonizing of Free Markets,” at 6 p.m. on April 4 in room 112 of the Becker Business Building on the FSC campus. The lecture, sponsored by the Center for Free Enterprise at FSC, is free and open to the public.
In his lecture, Dr. Rubin will discuss free markets as an efficient institution for increasing human welfare and the current climate of distrust of open markets. Dr. Rubin is the author of seven books and numerous other publications and is well known for his research in law and economics. He has served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. His research topics include the regulation of pharmaceuticals and the economics of privacy and information.
A limited number of parking spaces are available at the Becker Business Building. Patrons should follow signs to alternative parking areas, including nearby First Presbyterian Church.
About the Lecture Series…
The Politics, Law, and Economics Lecture Series is designed to highlight the principles necessary to support and defend a free civil society and a well-functioning free enterprise system that promotes human flourishing. The Center for Free Enterprise, part of the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, is a research and educational institution to analyze and disseminate the economic principles that are the foundation of free enterprise.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive college and the oldest college in Florida. Florida Southern maintains its commitment to academic excellence through more than 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business, accounting, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 29 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the Top 20 Best Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a 2016 Top ROI College by Forbes; and included in The Princeton Review’s 381 Best Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa and home to the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.
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