SPP Cosponsors Symposium in Honor of Lavoie

Posted: September 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Fund for American Studies and the School of Public Policy present a special academic conference, “Economics, Philosophy, and Information Technology: The Intellectual Contributions of Don Lavoie,” on Friday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mason Hall.

Sessions include “Markets, Planning, and Institutions,” chaired by Karen Vaughn, Economics; “Philosophy, Culture, and Economics,” chaired by Mark Jacobs, Sociology and Anthropology; “Humility and Truth in Economics,” chaired by Steve Horwitz, St. Lawrence University; and “Technology and Economics.”

Lavoie, the David H. and Charles G. Koch Chair of Economics in the School of Public Policy’s Program on Social and Organizational Learning, died in November 2001. A member of George Mason’s faculty since 1981, he was one of the university’s leading innovators in teaching methods. His research focused on the use of knowledge in economics and organizational contexts. He was also a faculty member of the Fund for American Studies’ American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in Prague, Czech Republic.

To reserve a seat at the conference, RSVP by Sept. 16 to Jackie Montegut, Fund for American Studies, at (202) 986-0384, ext. 232.

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