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Theory to Practice Readings Group

Theory to Practice Readings Group

Mercatus Center Graduate Student Programs staff regularly hosts a theory to practice readings group for our MA Fellows. This readings group, which meets approximately once per month, brings together MA Fellows and Mercatus scholars and faculty to discuss economic theory and its application to public policy problems. The readings group features a rotating curriculum from selected works.

The previous sessions were:

  • Fall 2008 – The Problem of Bureaucracy
  • Spring 2009 – Special Topics in Theory to Practice
  • Fall 2009 – Investigating Hayek’s ‘Science of Liberty’
  • Fall 2010 – The Problem of Bureaucracy
  • Fall 2012  The Problem of Bureaucracy
  • Spring 2013 – Special Topics in Theory to Practice
  • Fall 2013 – Investigating Hayek’s ‘Science of Liberty’
  • Spring 2014 - Property Rights and Property Law
  • Fall 2014 - The Problem of Bureaucracy
  • Spring 2015 - Special Topics in Theory to Practice

The Spring 2015 session on Special Topics in Theory to Practice will feature:

  • Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails by Christopher Coyne 
  • The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System by David Skarbek
  • Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Peter Boettke
  • Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy by Benjamin Powell