Oct 5, 2007

October 2007 Meeting!

"Economics at the Pump:
An Application of Experimental Economics to Policy"
Dr. Bart Wilson, George Mason University
Date: Thursday, October 25
Location: Palmetto Club (Frank Smith Room)
Time: Noon Luncheon
Parking: First Citizens Parking Garage (underground) via Lady Street
RSVP: Kathryn Robinson at 803-251-3267 or Email
Dr. Bart Wilson studies the relatively new field of experimental economics, a groundbreaking and successful effort to apply scientific standards of proof to economic questions in reproducible laboratory work.

In this fun and interactive presentation, you will actually participate in experimental economics, demonstrating how well-intentioned interventions by the government backfire because they cannot account for the complex incentives in an intricate industry.

You will enjoy a brief introduction to the background of experimental economics. Then, you will work on a portable laboratory of networked computers and gain firsthand experience with experimental economics.

Please join us on Thursday, October 25th, at the Palmetto Club (Frank Smith Room).

Remember there is free parking for the Palmetto Club in the First Citizens Parking Garage (underground) which is accessed via Lady Street behind the club.

The meeting will start promptly at noon.

Please keep in mind that only members and their guests will be invited to join us for this upcoming luncheon. If you still have yet to confirm your membership or have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at 251-3290.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 23rd to Kathryn Robinson at 251-3267.

Jul 17, 2007

Change in Location!


The August 2007 meeting of the Columbia Economics Club featuring Michael Santoli has been moved to the Palmetto Club.

Same time, same date.

We apologize for the change. We ran into a schedule conflict with the Summit Club for this date and this date only.

We expect to return to the Summit Club in the near future.

May 31, 2007

Barron's Editor to Speak to CEC

Risks and Opportunities in the Economy"

Michael Santoli
Associate Editor for Barron's
Dow Jones & Co., New York

Noon at The Palmetto Club
The McMeekin Room
Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Columbia, South Carolina
RSVP to Kathryn Kennedy


Michael Santoli is an Associate Editor for Barron's, The Dow Jones Business and Financial Weekly. He writes the “Streetwise” column, offering a forward-looking take on the financial markets, illuminating market trends and identifying investment opportunities. Mr. Santoli is a regular on-air contributor to the CNBC cable network, including appearances every Friday evening and Monday morning to discuss investment ideas from each week’s Barron’s.

RSVP to Kathryn Kennedy

May 30, 2007

What We Learned from Margaret Thatcher

View John Blundell's presentation on "Achieving Change: What We Learned from Margaret Thatcher" from a link at the Heritage Foundation.

Click here.

John spoke to the Columbia Economics Club on Wednesday, 2 May 2007.