Econ Podcast to Record Live at Truman


The Foundation for Economic Education’s (FEE) weekly “Words & Numbers” podcast, co-hosted by economist Dr. Antony Davies and political scientist Dr. James R. Harrigan, will record live at Truman, Nov. 16.

Davies is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow at FEE and associate professor at Duquesne University. He authors monthly columns on economics and public policy for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He wrote a book on understanding statistics that was published by the Cato Institute and has co-authored hundreds of op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. His YouTube videos on economics, government and policy have garnered millions of views.

In addition to his academic work, Davies was associate producer at the Moving Pictures Institute, chief financial officer at Parabon Computation and founded several technology companies. He is co-founder and chief academic officer at Freedom Trust, where he lectures on economics for high school students across the country.

Harrigan is managing director of the Center for Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona and the F.A. Hayek Distinguished Fellow at the FEE. He was previously dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani and later served as director of academic programs at the Institute for Humane Studies and Strata, where he was also a senior research fellow. He has written extensively for the popular press with articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report and a host of other outlets. His current work focuses on the intersections between political economy, public policy and political philosophy.

The recording will take place at 11 a.m. in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. The topic is being determined with student input, but they are almost always controversial and Davies and Harrigan often disagree. Extended Q&A about all topics will follow. Lunch will be provided.

This event is hosted by the Economics Department and is free to the public.
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