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Understanding the Limits of Taxes and Prohibitions
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: The Center for Political and Economic Thought will present Dr. Kevin Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, in its McKenna Economic Education Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. His talk is entitled “Understanding the Limits of Taxes and Prohibitions.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Murphy serves as a faculty research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2007, he and fellow Chicago Booth faculty member Robert Topel won the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for the best research paper in health economics for “The Value of Health and Longevity,” published in the Journal of Political Economy.

A fellow of the Econometric Society and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Murphy was a John Bates Clark Medalist in 1997. He has received fellowships from the Earhart Foundation, the Sloan Foundation and the Friedman Fund.

The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

Location: Fred M. Rogers Center at SVC, Latrobe

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