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What Is Political Economy?
Friday, November 13, 1987 and Saturday, November 14, 1987

This month professors James Nichols, Jr. (CMC's government department) and Colin Wright (CMC's economics department) host a conference on "What Is Political Economy? Some Issues at the Foundation."

Students are invited to attend the conference sessions in Bauer Forum at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14. You are also invited to sign up for lunch with conference participants at the Athenaeum on November 13 and 14, as well as for dinner on November 13, which begins with a reception at 5:30 pm.

The following persons will present papers at the conference:

James Buchanan, Jr. and Viktor Vanberg (Center for Study of Public Choice): "Rational Order and Moral Order,"

Jean-Claude Casanova (editorialist for L'Express) on recent Western European political economy,

David Gauthier (University of Pittsburgh): "Economic Man and the Rational Reasoner,"

Donald McCloskey and John Nelson (University of Iowa) on rhetoric and communication between economics and political science,

Marc Plattner (National Endowment for Democracy): "Natural Rights and the Moral Presuppositions of Political Economy,"

Steven Rhoads (University of Virginia): "Economists on Tastes and Preferences,"

Nathan Rosenberg(Stanford): "Economic Experiments,"

Abram Shulsky (National Strategy Information Center): "The Concept of Private Property in the History of Political Economy."

The commentators at the conference will be: Allan Bloom (University of Chicago, author of this summer's best seller, The Closing of the American Mind (1988)), Thomas Borcherding (CGS), Ward Elliott (CMC), Gary Evans (HMC), Lee McDonald (Pomona), Rodney Smith (CMC), Craig Stubblebine (CMC), Thomas Willett (CGS and CMC).

Take advantage of this opportunity to hear some of the world's great economists and political scientists. A more detailed schedule of the presentations and commentaries will be available in early November. Sign up for the lunches and dinner now, as space is limited.