Douglas A. Irwin, the John French Professor in Economics and founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Project, was awarded the 2019 Hayek Prize by the Manhattan Institute for his book Clashing Over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy (Chicago, 2017). The prestigious prize comes with a cash stipend of $50,000, one of the most generous in scholarly publishing. Congratulations, Professor Irwin!
The Political Economy Project is delighted to announce that Caleb Benjamin '23, Justin Kramer '21, and Iris Wang '20 have been selected to serve as paid interns this summer on a major research project on the erosion of democracy. Congratulations!
The Political Economy Project hosted two extracurricular reading groups during the Spring term, both online through Zoom. Prof. Meir Kohn led a discussion on the proper role of government in the economy (featuring Bastiat's The Law among other readings). Henry C. Clark hosted one on Alan Kahan's Mind vs. Market: The War Between Intellectuals and Capitalism.
Shruti Rajagopalan (SUNY-Purchase and the Mercatus Center) discusses the different ways in which governments appropriate private property for public purposes in the United States and her native India. January 14, 2020, 5 pm in Rocky 2.