Economist to speak on regulationNovember 5, 2010
Sam Peltzman, a leading authority on the economics of government regulation, will give a talk titled “Financial Crisis: Does Government Regulation Help or Hurt?” on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hedges Conference Room in The Commons.
Peltzman is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Chicago. In his distinguished academic career he has studied how unintended consequences frustrate the intent of government regulation. Peltzman is currently an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics and from 1991-2005 he was the Director of the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and on the American Enterprise Institute’s advisory board of distinguished scholars. He has also served as a senior staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
His talk is sponsored by the Berry Center for Economics, Business and Public Policy.
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