The University of Scranton Hosts 31st Annual Henry George Lecture

Dec 9, 2016

David Card, Ph.D., director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, discussed “The Economics of Immigration” at The University of Scranton’s 31st Henry George Lecture, held in November on campus.

The Henry George Lecture Series is the preeminent public lecture series in economics in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Among the distinguished list of speakers who have spoken at previous lectures are 10 winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics

The Henry George Lecture Series is presented by the University’s Economics and Finance Department and the campus chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics. Funding for the series comes from a grant from the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, which was established in 1925 to advance the ideas of the 19th century economist and social reformer Henry George as articulated in such books as “Progress and Poverty.”

From left: University of Scranton economics faculty members Jinghan Cai, Ph.D.; Christos Pargianas, Ph.D.; Susan Trussler, Ph.D.; Iordanis Petsas, Ph.D., chair of the University’s Department of Economics and Finance; Satyajit Ghosh, Ph.D.; Ioannis N. Kallianiotis, Ph.D.; Aram Balagyozyan, Ph.D.; and Edward M. Scahill, Ph.D.; and Dr. Card.

David Card, Ph.D., met with University of Scranton Kania School of Management students and faculty prior to presenting the Henry George Lecture on campus. First row, from left: Scranton students Daron Murphy, Newton; Lianna Perota, Bethpage, New York; and Justine Li, Brooklyn, New York; Aram R. Balagyozyan, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and finance at Scranton; Dr. Card; Scranton students Jessica Signore, Bronx, New York; Natalie Russo, Livingston, New Jersey; and Kevin Griffin, Brooklyn, New York. Back row: Scranton students Daniel Hansen, Helena, Montana; Thomas Meehan, Elmhurst Township; Sean McNamara, Scarsdale, New York; Patrick Sawyer, Doylestown; and Nicholas Gambal, Washington, D.C.

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