Econ Podcast Returns for Event on Campus


The weekly “Words & Numbers” podcast, co-hosted by economist Dr. Antony Davies and political scientist Dr. James R. Harrigan, will record live on campus at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Baldwin Hall 102.

This weekly podcast provides insights on issues of economics, political science, current events and policy.

Davies is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and associate professor of economics at Duquesne University. He authors monthly columns on economics and public policy for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He wrote a book, "Understanding Statistics," 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 the F.A. Hayek Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and senior editor at the American Institute for Economic Research. 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.

Davies and Harrigan are also authors of the five-star rated book on Amazon, “Cooperation and Coercion: How Busybodies Became Busybullies and What that Means for Economics and Politics.” This book goes into detail on how society and government function and how they should function.

While on campus, they will also work with Kirksville High School students on behalf of the Foundation for Economic Education and visit two Truman classes.
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