Sept. 16 & 17, 2015: Popular Economics

John Tamny, Political Economy Editor, Forbes; Editor, RealClearMarkets; Senior Economic Advisor to Toreador Research & Trading; and Author ofPopular Economics

John Tamny is the political economy editor at Forbes, a senior economic advisor to Toreador Research & Trading, and editor of RealClearMarkets.com (RCM). A spin-off of the policy website RealClearPolitics, RCM seeks to compile top-quality information and opinions about the stock markets and global economy. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that impact those markets for a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Financial Times, National Review and London’s Daily Telegraph. Tamny is the author of Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics. He’s also a weekly guest on Forbes on Fox.

Oct. 14 & 15, 2015: Living Economics

Peter Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University; the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, Vice President for Research, and Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU.

Nov. 1, 2015: How We Came Back

Virgil Storr, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Director of Academic and Student Programs at the Mercatus Center, a Research Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, George Mason University and the Don C. Lavoie Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Mercatus Center, George Mason University.

Nov. 23, 2015: Economic Freedom of the World

Robert Lawson, Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom in the William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at SMU Cox. Prior to SMU, he taught at Auburn University, Capital University, and Shawnee State University. Lawson is co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World annual reports, which provides an economic freedom index for over 140 countries. Lawson has served as president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and is a member of the prestigious Mont Pelerin Society.