The Entrepreneurs and Economics speaker series features dynamic thought leaders and practitioners who share their diverse experiences with the Ball State University campus and greater Muncie community. Attendees will gain key insights about living a fulfilling entrepreneurial life from social, high-growth, non-profit, and corporate entrepreneurs, as well as economists.

All events are free and open to the public.


The John H. Schnatter Institute for 
Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise presents:

 

Ross Emmett

   Ross Emmett

 

 

 

 

 

The Commons: A Tragedy or an Opportunity?

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 - 4:00PM
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, TC 120

Topic ~ Must the geologic record of humanity’s time on earth be a record of ecological tragedy? Many would say that without centralized, coordinated planning the answer will surely be yes. But Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom’s work on strategies for successful cooperative outcomes in commons, which closely parallel the lessons of constitutional political economy, suggest ways to reach better outcomes. Will we pay heed to those lessons? 

Ross B. Emmett is a professor in James Madison College at Michigan State University (MSU) and co-director of the college's Michigan Center for Innovation & Economic Prosperity.
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Robert Lawson


 

 

 

 

 

Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017 - 4:00PM
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, AJ 175

Topic ~ This lecture discusses the concept and measurement of economic freedom in the Economic Freedom of the World index. Which countries are the freest economically and which are the most centrally planned? And why does economic freedom matter for the wealth and health of nations?

Robert Lawson holds the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom and is director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business.
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Mike Goldsby

Michael Goldsby

 

 

 

 

 

A Report on Red State Economics

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 - 5:00PM
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, AJ 175


Topic ~ Dr. Goldsby will share his observations of state trends and issues in entrepreneurship and free enterprise from his ongoing work in Indiana communities.

Michael Goldsby, PhD is the Chief Entrepreneurship Officer, Executive Director of the John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, the Stoops Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Management. His video series “The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit” is distributed worldwide by the Great Courses.
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