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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.

Next speaker

Michael Munger “Is Capitalism Sustainable?”

Monday, February 5, 2024Michael 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 The Sharing Economy: Its Pitfalls and Promises, Tomorrow 3.0: Transactions Costs and the Sharing Economy, Analyzing Policy: Choices, Conflicts, and Practices, Choosing in Groups: Analytical Politics Revisited, and Is Limited Government Possible?

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

Spriggs Family Lecture February 21, 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.

Learn more about Robert Lawson.

Watch: "Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations”

Peter Klein - February 13, 2023

“Why Entrepreneurs (and Managers) Matter”

Peter Klein

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.