Distinguished Lecture Series Continues Today

Posted: October 23, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy’s Program in Economics and the Law continues its 2000-2001 distinguished lecture series today. Oliver Williamson, an Edgar F. Kaiser professor of business, economics, and law at the University of California at Berkeley, presents “Why Law, Economics, and Organization?”

Williamson is the author of five books, including his most recent work The Mechanisms of Government. His accomplishments include the John von Neumann Award from the Laszlo Rajk College for Advanced Studies at Budapest University in 1999, the Irwin Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management from Academy of Management in 1988, and the 1983 Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in Law and Economics from Miami University. The lecture is held in Arlington I, Room 121, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and is followed by an open reception from 6 to 7 p.m. in the atrium.

The Program in Economics and the Law builds on the legacy of the law and economics tradition at George Mason. Under the joint direction of professors Charles Rowley and Francesco Parisi, it is designed to enhance the understanding of the economic nature of law and the economic consequences of legal rules. It is also designed to bring to bear the insights of public choice and constitutional political economy to aid understanding of the manner in which laws and legal rules emerge and are shaped in practice. For more information about the program or the lecture, contact Rowley at crowley@osf1.gmu.edu.

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