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The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and the W. P. Carey School of Business are pleased to host Ross B. Emmett's talk, "The Constitution of Innovation."
Ross B. Emmett is director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, and professor of political economy in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. His teaching deals with the central question of comparative economic governance: What is the relationship between basic economic institutions and their legal, cultural and political contexts? His research concerns both the history of how modern societies have answered that question and how today’s answers affect liberty, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Emmett published "Frank Knight and the Chicago School in the History of American Economics" in 2009. He has edited five collections of material on the history of economics, including "The Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics" in 2010 and "Great Bubbles," an interdisciplinary examination of the financial crises of the 17th and 18th centuries.