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    University Hosts Annual Henry George Lecture

    Kevin M. Murphy, Ph.D., George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, presented “Human Capital, Inequality and Growth” at The University of Scranton’s of 34th Henry George Lecture on campus recently. Pictured with faculty from the University’s Department of Economics and Finance are, front row, from left: Riaz Hussain, Ph.D., professor emeritus; Murli Rajan, Ph.D., associate dean of the Kania School of Management; Jeffrey Gingerich, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Murphy, guest speaker and Susan Trussler, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and finance. Back row: Jinghan Cai, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and finance; Satyajit Ghosh, Ph.D., professor of economics and finance; Edward Scahill, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and finance; Jahan Tabatabaie, adjunct professor; John Kallianiotis, Ph.D., professor of economics and finance;David Stanton, adjunct professor; John Ruddy, D.P.S., assistant professor of economics and finance; Christos Pargianas, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and finance; and Aram Balagyozyan, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and finance.
    November 13, 2019

    Kevin M. Murphy, Ph.D., George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, presented “Human Capital, Inequality and Growth” at The University of Scranton’s 34th Henry George Lecture held recently on campus. 

    Considered the preeminent public lecture series on economics in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Henry George Lecture Series is presented by the University’s Economics and Finance Department and the campus chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics. Among the distinguished list of speakers who have spoken at previous lectures are ten winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics: Paul Romer (2018), Robert Shiller (2013), Tom Sargent (2011), Peter Diamond (2010), Paul Krugman (2008), Joseph Stiglitz (2001), George Akerlof (2001), Amartya Sen (1998), Robert Lucas (1995) and Robert Solow (1987). The lecture series is named in honor of the 19th century American economist and social reformer and is supported financially by a grant from the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.

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