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Economics Professors Develop After-hours Speaker Series

November 8, 2022

Economics professors at the College of Business and Public Policy have developed a new evening speaker series at The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Cafe to make their research accessible to the public. Each session in the “Economics After Hours” series will feature a short presentation followed by discussion. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and access to a cash bar.

“We're excited to put together this series of short talks to share the research and topics that we find most interesting with the Anchorage community,” said Kevin Berry. “We'll be sharing insights from our work and talking about some of the economics research currently going on at UAA.”

Speaker Line-up

Thursday, November 10, 6 pm

Kevin Berry will present "Tipping Points in Fisheries and Environmental Economics", managing resources when you can't undo what you've done.

Thursday, December 1, 6 pm

Alex James will present “The Political Economy of Resource-Rich Economies," looking at the political consequences of natural-resource wealth.

Thursday, January 5, 6 pm

Hannah Hennighausen will present "Disaster insurance," a brief-ish history of flood insurance in the United States.

The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Cafe is located at 3956 Spenard Road in Anchorage.