Past Provocative Lectures
May 10, 2023
Lecture on “Experimental Economics”
Nobel Prize Winner
March 8, 2023
Lecture on "Repugnant Markets"
Nobel Prize Winner
March 9, 2022
The Voltage Effect How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale
John A. List, Ph.D
November 10, 2021
Ideology, Norms, and the Prospects for Democracy
Erik O. Kimbrough, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics in the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University's Argyros School of Business and Economics
April 22, 2021
The Property Species: Mine, Yours, and the Human Mind
Professor, Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Economics and Law
Director, Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy
February 24, 2021
Why the Study of Economics Neglects Race, and What Can be Done About It?
Gary Hoover, Ph.D.
Tulane University, Professor of Economics and Executive Director or Murphy Institute
2020 Provocative Lectures were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 18, 2020 - to be rescheduled
The Challenging Political Economy of Medicare-For-All
Roberta Q. Herzberg, Ph.D.
Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
April 14, 2020 - to be rescheduled
What can we learn from Uber? Three Large Scale Field Experiments on Tipping, Apologies, and the Gender Pay Gap
John A. List, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Chicago
November 19, 2019
Bringing Fiscal Sanity to California Infrastructure Policy
Marc Joffe, MPA
Sr. Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation
October 30, 2019
Patents, Intellectual Property, and the Rise of the Rent-Seeking Society
Alex Tabarrok, Ph.D.
Professor, George Mason University
September 18, 2019
The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System
David Skarbek, Ph.D.
April 23rd, 2019
Mixed-Economy Entrepreneurship: What is a Capitalist to Do?
Robert L. Bradley, Jr.
March 18th, 2019
T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer
Linda Royster Beito, Ph.D.
Professor, Stillman College. Ph.D. University of Alabama
February 19th, 2019
The Cambodian Genocide and Communism
Channy Chhi Laux
November 8, 2018
Who Watches the Prosecutors?
Founder and CEO of Vascular Solutions, Inc.
October 10, 2018
Knowledge is Power
CEO and Founder of Open the Books
September 27, 2018
Helping Low-Income Workers Get Ahead: A Market Solution
Safwan Shah, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder PayActive
April 11, 2018
The Old Lady, the Fly and the Horse: an Outline for Economic Reform
March 20, 2018
Incarceration Nation - How America Became the World's Leading Jailer
February 28, 2018
Black Liberty Matters
Jacob T. Levy