George Mason professor presents lecture on political economy at George Fox University Jan. 28

January 22nd, 2019

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Peter Boettke will speak on the intersection of economics, business, policy and human flourishing

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University invites the public to a special lecture, “The Defining Debate in Political Economy: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy,” at 7 p.m. this Monday, Jan. 28, in Room 105 of the university’s Hoover Academic Building. There is no charge to attend.

Presenting will be Peter Boettke, a professor of economics and philosophy at George Mason University and director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center. His topic will touch on the intersection of economics, business, policy and human flourishing.

The event is the latest installment of the annual Reiten Executive in Residence lecture series, hosted by the university’s College of Business.

Boettke has thought deeply and written about the issues of economic freedom and organization in society, as well as the moral and philosophical underpinnings of various political economic systems. He is an economist of the Austrian School and an author on a new book on F.A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy.

Boettke received his PhD in economics from George Mason University in 1989 and has also taught at New York University, Stanford University, and the London School of Economics.

For more information, contact Kelly Borror at 503-554-2810.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Kelly Borror
George Fox University’s College of Business

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