Category Archives: Big Ideas About Information lectures

Nationally recognized health-care economist, Jonathan Skinner spoke at Clemson University on Nov. 4


Jonathan Skinner, a nationally recognized health-care economist, spoke Nov. 4 at Clemson University on the U.S. health care system and keeping it affordable without stifling economic growth.Skinner, a Dartmouth professor of economics, spoke at Clemson as part of The Big Ideas about Information Lecture Series, sponsored by the Information Economy Project. The Nov. 4 event, was from 5:30-7 p.m. in 301 Kinard Hall, and was free and open to the public.

Renowned economist, Nobel winner Vernon Smith spoke at Clemson October 5


Distinguished economist and 2002 Nobel Prize winner Vernon L. Smith
spoke at Clemson University today as part of The Big Ideas about Information Lecture Series, sponsored by the Information Economy Project. The event was free and open to the public. Smith spoke in 100 Brackett Hall from 4-5:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

Considered the founding father of experimental economics, Smith’s presentation is titled “Information from Experiments that Changed False Beliefs: Two Cases and Their Economic Implications.”

He was awarded his Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, along with Daniel Kahneman, in 2002 for ground breaking work on experimental economics. Smith received the Nobel recognition for “having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms.”

FTC’s Joshua Wright Lectures at Clemson on April 2 — Video archive available

FTC Commissioner Josh Wright

Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua D. Wright presented a Big Ideas About Information lecture on April 2, 2015 at Clemson University.   Sponsored by the Information Economy Project and the John E. Walker Department of Economics, Commissioner Wright spoke on Regulation in High-Tech Markets: Public Choice, Regulatory Capture, and the FTC.  

A prolific scholar in law and economics, Joshua Wright was appointed to the Federal Trade Commission by President Obama in January 2013. Commissioner Wright’s lecture focused on the tendency for regulatory regimes to frustrate technological innovation. An example is the tax industry, heavily regulated for almost a century.