Economics Expert to Teach ‘Lessons Learned from Katrina’

News Date: 
Fri. 02/19/2010

A nationally honored expert of economics will discuss the economic recovery efforts that have followed the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright, professor of economics at Beloit College, will speak at 7 p.m. March 2 in the Penn Science Building, room 100. Her lecture is the second in the four-part Law, Liberty and the Market lecture series, which is funded by the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation. The lecture will be titled “The Economic and Social Recovery from Disaster: Lessons Learned from Katrina.”

Chamlee-Wright is author of four books and numerous articles about the recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She earned her doctorate in economics from George Mason University. She is also the 2008 recipient of the F.A. Hayek Prize from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

The lectures are free and open to the public with receptions to follow each event. For more information, click here.

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