Ohio University: Human Capital, Inequality and Economic Growth

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George Washington Forum: “Human Capital, Inequality and Economic Growth”


The George Washington Forum at Ohio University, a JMC partner program, will be hosting “Human Capital, Inequality and Economic Growth,” a lecture by Kevin M. Murphy, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 • 7:30 PM
Galbreath Chapel (College Green) • Ohio University

Free and open to the public

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Kevin M. MurphyKevin M. Murphy is the George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In addition to his position at the University of Chicago, Professor Murphy works as a faculty research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. He primarily studies the empirical analysis of inequality, unemployment, and relative wages, as well as the economics of growth and development and the economic value of improvements in health and longevity. Professor Murphy is a fellow of the Econometric Society and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is the first professor at a business school to be chosen as a MacArthur Fellow and was the 1997 John Bates Clark Medalist – a prize awarded to “that American under the age of forty who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.”

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The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions at Ohio University is a participant in JMC’s Ohio Political Economy Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation. The Forum teaches America’s foundational principles in their Western intellectual, political, and institutional contexts. It is grounded on the idea that students facing an increasingly globalized world need to understand what characterizes and distinguishes the nation in which they live and the civilization from which it emerged. The Forum helps students become enlightened citizens in a liberal democracy whose roots run deep in Western civilization, but whose ideals and interests transcend the West.

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