Economics Speaker Series Continues


The next event in the Markets and Morality Speakers Series will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

Derek K. Yonai will explore questions such as: taught not to get into cars with strangers, why do we use Uber? Is business activity relational or transactional? Does greater commerce correlate with greater trustworthiness??

An associate professor of business and the director of the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics at Emporia State University, Yonai is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. He sits on the Research Advisory Council of the James Madison Institute and has given numerous interviews discussing the connection between economic freedom and human flourishing. His published research discusses the economic role of property rights and the law, while his popular writings deal with the importance of understanding basic economics and the importance of economic freedom.

Yonai earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California at Irvine, graduated with honors from Whittier College School of Law, earned a Master of Arts in economics and a Ph.D. from George Mason University. While at George Mason University, he was a student of both Gordon Tullock and James Buchanan.

The Markets and Morality Speakers Series is sponsored by the Department of Economics.
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