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Spriggs Family Lecture Series for Free Market Studies

Hosted by the College of Business and Economics, and generously supported through private support, the Spriggs Family Lecture Series is an annual lecture which builds on current curriculum and offerings in support of the ideas of free market economics. The purpose of this event is to provide a forum for our students and community members that encourages and values discussion, research and hands-on learning. The inaugural lecture took place in February 2022. The lectures are free and open to the public. Parking for Spriggs Family Lecture Series is free in the Lincoln Garage.

Next speaker

Michael Munger “Is Capitalism Sustainable?”

Monday, February 5, 2024

Michael Munger

6:30 p.m., Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University

Michael Munger is a professor of political science and director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at Duke University. He is also a research fellow at the Law and Economics Center of George Mason University and a senior fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.

Munger is the author of several books, including “Tomorrow 3.0: Transaction Costs and the Sharing Economy,” “Choosing in Groups: Analytical Politics Revisited,” and “The Thing Itself.”

His research interests include the study of the morality of exchange and the working of the new “Middleman Economy.” Much of his recent work has been in philosophy, examining the concept of truly voluntary exchange, a concept for which he coined the term “euvoluntary.”

Munger earned his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and his master’s and Ph.D. from Washington University (St. Louis).

Prior to joining Duke University, he taught at Dartmouth College, the University of Texas , and the University of North Carolina.

Visit Michael Munger’s website.

Free Parking: Lincoln Avenue Garage

Past Spriggs Family Lectures

February 2023

Peter Klein

“Why Entrepreneurs (and Managers) Matter”

Peter Klein is the W. W. Caruth Endowed Chair and a professor of entrepreneurship at Baylor University. He is chairman of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation at the Hankamer School of Business and director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. He also serves as adjunct professor of strategy and management at the Norwegian School of Economics and the Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute.

The watch Peter Klein on Boise State Television. Captions and transcript are available on YouTube.

Learn more about Peter Klein
February 2022

Robert A. Lawson

Robert A. Lawson is the Jerome M. Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom and the director of the Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom at Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business.

The watch Robert Lawson’s lecture on Boise State Television. Captions and transcript are available on YouTube.

Learn more about Robert Lawson.