Visiting Fellows

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. E.S. (Eric) Schliesser as a visiting fellow during fall 2022. 

Dr E.S. Schliesser (1971) is professor of Political Science, with a focus on Political Theory, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Eric Schliesser's (PhD, The University of Chicago, 2002) research encompasses a variety of themes, ranging from economic statistics in classical Babylon, the history of the natural sciences and forgotten 18th-century feminists (both male and female) to political theory and the history of political theory and the assumptions used in mathematical economics. Schliesser's interest in the influence of Chicago school of economics has increasingly moved his research toward the study of the methodology and political role of economists as experts. 

When

9 a.m. Oct. 30, 2022 to 5 p.m. Dec. 11, 2022

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 13:59

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Adrian Blau as a visiting fellow during fall 2022. 

Professor Adrian Blau is a Professor of Politics in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. He works on the following areas:

  • democratic theory and practice, including deliberative democracy;
  • history of political thought, especially the work of Thomas Hobbes;
  • corruption;
  • rationality, irrationality, and post-truth politics;
  • the methodology of political theory and history of political thought, as well as philosophy of social science more generally.

Blau has published 10 journal articles and book chapters on the methodology of history of political thought. He edited the first ever textbook on political theory methods: Methods in Analytical Political Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He is currently working on the methodology of thought experiments in political philosophy. Blau has published several articles and chapters on Hobbes’s political theory, and is writing a book called Hobbes’s Failed Science of Politics and Ethics. His PhD research was on normative aspects of electoral systems and he still works and publishes on democratic theory and practice. Cross-cutting much of the above is a focus on rationality and irrationality, including the work of Jürgen Habermas. Adrian Blau’s work often brings together ideas from political theory and political science. He is on the editorial board of two journals: Political Studies Review and Hobbes Studies

When

9 a.m. Nov. 7, 2022 to 5 p.m. Nov. 20, 2022

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 13:54

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Bart Wilson as a visiting fellow during fall 2022. 

Bart Wilson will be the inaugural Vernon L. Smith Fellow. Bart is a Professor of Economics and Law and the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University. He is a member of the Economic Science Institute and tenured in the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law. In Fall 2016, he co-founded with Jan Osborn (English), Vernon Smith (Economics and Law), and Keith Hankins (Philosophy) the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, for which he serves as the director. Bart has published papers widely in economics and general science journals, including the American Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scientific Reports, and Nature Human Behaviour. Bart was a Ph.D. student of Vernon's at the University of Arizona and has been a faculty member with Vernon for nearly his entire career. They have a recent book Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century.

Exact dates tbd.

When

9 a.m. Nov. 26, 2022 to 5 p.m. Dec. 10, 2022

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 13:51

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Bart Wilson as a visiting fellow during fall 2022. 

Bart Wilson will be the inaugural Vernon L. Smith Fellow. Bart is a Professor of Economics and Law and the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University. He is a member of the Economic Science Institute and tenured in the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law. In Fall 2016, he co-founded with Jan Osborn (English), Vernon Smith (Economics and Law), and Keith Hankins (Philosophy) the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, for which he serves as the director. Bart has published papers widely in economics and general science journals, including the American Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scientific Reports, and Nature Human Behaviour. Bart was a Ph.D. student of Vernon's at the University of Arizona and has been a faculty member with Vernon for nearly his entire career. They have a recent book Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century.

 

When

9 a.m. March 12, 2023 to 5 p.m. April 1, 2023

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 13:49

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Sanford Ikeda as a visiting fellow during fall 2021.

Sanford Ikeda is a professor of economics at the State University of New York, Purchase College. He is an expert on the economy of cities, taking an Austrian School approach to the subject. He is the author of Dynamics of the Mixed Economy: Toward a Theory of Interventionism (London: Routledge, 1997) as well as articles in the Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Economics and Humane Studies, American Journal of Economics & Sociology, Cosmos + Taxis, the Review of Austrian Economics, and the Independent Review, Forbes, and others.

 

When

9 a.m. Oct. 6, 2022 to 5 p.m. Nov. 5, 2022

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 13:17

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Sanford Ikeda as a visiting fellow during spring 2021.

Sanford Ikeda is a professor of economics at the State University of New York, Purchase College. He is an expert on the economy of cities, taking an Austrian School approach to the subject. He is the author of Dynamics of the Mixed Economy: Toward a Theory of Interventionism (London: Routledge, 1997) as well as articles in the Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Economics and Humane Studies, American Journal of Economics & Sociology, Cosmos + Taxis, the Review of Austrian Economics, and the Independent Review, Forbes, and others.

When

9 a.m. March 27, 2022 to 5 p.m. April 17, 2022

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Friday, February 18, 2022 - 12:06

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Deirdre McCloskey as a visiting fellow during spring 2021.

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics and of History, and Professor Emerita of English and of Communication, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Trained at Harvard in the 1960s as an economist, she has written twenty books and some four hundred academic articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, statistical theory, feminism, ethics, and law.

When

9 a.m. Jan. 3, 2022 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2022

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 14:41

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Antonio Nicita as a visiting fellow during spring 2022.

Antonio Nicita is a Professor of Economic Policy at LUMSA University in Italy, as well as a Visiting Scholar of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries at Rutgers. He recently served for seven years (2014–2020) as Commissioner of the Italian Telecoms, Media, and Postal Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) and held several OECD advisory positions, including most recently as a member of the OECD Steering Group on Regulation & Emerging Technology. He writes at the intersection of  economics, law, and public policy, especially as they apply to digital, media, data, and platforms technology.

Antonio will be visiting the last 2 weeks in March.

When

9 a.m. March 21, 2022 to 5 p.m. March 31, 2022

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Monday, November 8, 2021 - 09:17

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Bart Wilson as a visiting fellow during spring 2022. 

Bart Wilson will be the inaugural Vernon L. Smith Fellow. Bart is a Professor of Economics and Law and the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University. He is a member of the Economic Science Institute and tenured in the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law. In Fall 2016, he co-founded with Jan Osborn (English), Vernon Smith (Economics and Law), and Keith Hankins (Philosophy) the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, for which he serves as the director. Bart has published papers widely in economics and general science journals, including the American Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scientific Reports, and Nature Human Behaviour. Bart was a Ph.D. student of Vernon's at the University of Arizona and has been a faculty member with Vernon for nearly his entire career. They have a recent book Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century.

He will be visiting the Center January 18 to 27, January 31 to February 8, and March 14 to April1.

Bart Wilson's Website

When

9 a.m. March 14, 2022 to 5 p.m. April 1, 2022

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 10:30

The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Bart Wilson as a visiting fellow during spring 2021. 

Bart Wilson will be the inaugural Vernon L. Smith Fellow. Bart is a Professor of Economics and Law and the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University. He is a member of the Economic Science Institute and tenured in the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law. In Fall 2016, he co-founded with Jan Osborn (English), Vernon Smith (Economics and Law), and Keith Hankins (Philosophy) the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, for which he serves as the director. Bart has published papers widely in economics and general science journals, including the American Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scientific Reports, and Nature Human Behaviour. Bart was a Ph.D. student of Vernon's at the University of Arizona and has been a faculty member with Vernon for nearly his entire career. They have a recent book Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century.

He will be visiting the Center January 18 to 27, January 31 to February 8, and March 14 to April1.

Bart Wilson's Website

When

9 a.m. Jan. 31, 2022 to 5 p.m. Feb. 8, 2022

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 10:29
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