CBAC Economics and Public Policy Forum

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

August 3, 2011: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

The Economics and Public Policy Forum is a monthly discussion group of Booth alumni and students who gather over lunch to discuss a pre-selected topic and reading material. This is a collegial gathering of equals and we do not present speakers. The topic and pre-reading for August is:

THE CANON OF ECONOMICS – Part 1 of a Series

Join us for a group discussion on the works of eminent economists that have stood the test of time. This series will be interspersed among our other monthly topics and act as a “refresher course” on economic theory and practice. We will tackle on author (or co-authors) at a time. Topics over the series will include the works of such famous economists as:

Simon Kuznets (1955) – The rise and fall of inequality in the course of economic development

Robert Mundell (1961) – Theory of optimum currency areas

Anne Krueger (1974) – Rent seeking and government distortion of the economy

Armen Alchian and Harold Demsetz (1972) – How the firm evolved as an organizational form to prevent shirking

Angus Deaton and John Muellbauer (1980) – Consumer-demand equations

Avinash Dixit and Joseph Stiglitz (1977) – Differentiated products and increasing returns to scale

Robert Shiller (1981) – Excess volatility of stock prices


Kopecky, Schumacher & Bleakley, P.C.
203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, Illinois


$15.00 CBAC Members and Current Booth Students
$20.00 Non-CBAC Members
(box lunch from Corner Bakery included)


Register Online

Deadline: 8/2/2011


12:00 PM-1:15 PM: Box Lunch included

Speaker Profiles

Elizabeth A. Bleakley (Moderator) '02
Attorney, CBAC VP Continuing Education, Kopecky, Schumacher & Bleakley, P.C.

Dennis Aust (Moderator) '80
Managing Director, CBAC Chair, CharterMast Partners


Elizabeth A. Bleakley, '02