Feb 25, 2011

Next Columbia Economics Club Meeting: March 2, 2011

Jodi's topic will be:

"Behavioral Economics and the Creation of Value"

Jodi Beggs is best described as a freelance economist. She has taught economics at both the undergraduate and graduate level, is an editor for an online learning company, and writes about economics on her web site "Economists Do It With Models" and for various other publications. Her overall goal is to make economics an interesting and accessible topic of discussion both in the classroom and in the media, since it is her view that understanding basic economics is crucial to running an effective household, being a smart voter, and generally not sucking at life. Jodi has a Master's degree in Economics from Harvard University.

Our next meeting will be held at Hennessy's Restaurant & Lounge:

1649 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
ph: (803) 799-8280

(Hennessy's is on Main Street, across from the Tapp's building in downtown Columbia)

to RSVP to this meeting, please e-mail Matthew McFadden at matthew.mcfadden@ms.com or you may call him at (803) 251-3264

Feb 8, 2011

Next Meeting: Wednsday, Feb. 9 2011 at 12 Noon

Taking the Initiative: Public Choice Economics at the College of Charleston

Peter Calcagno is an Associate Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston. He earned his B.S. in Economics and History from Hillsdale College and Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. Professor Calcagno has previously worked at Wingate University, Jacksonville State University, and Georgia State University. He is particularly interested in Public Choice Economics, and Political Economy. In 2008 he received the School of Business and Economics Distinguished Teaching Award. He is currently the founding director of the undergraduate program the Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process, which seeks to advance the understanding of the economic, political and moral foundations of a free society.

Where: The Palmetto Club (formerly the Summit Club)
When: 12 noon lunch -- please arrive before noon
Non-members and guests: $25
RSVP: Kathryn Robinson