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Freedom of the Press in an Era of Misinformation – Cognitive Problems, Legal Solutions

Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Amidst escalating concerns about the dangers of misinformation (concerning vaccines, elections, etc.) and the generally deteriorating quality of public debate, demands for regulation of media companies’ content policies are ascendant, gaining favor from virtually all corners of the ideological spectrum. How much of a […]

Don’t be a Feminist

Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Austin, TX 78705 Please join Salem Center Senior Visiting Scholar Bryan Caplan as he discusses his new book, Don’t be a Feminist. Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and New York Times Bestselling author. He has written The Myth of the Rational Voter, named “the best […]

Net-zero CO₂ by 2050 – Should world governments enact net-zero-by-2050 policies?

Join us in person at RRH 1.400 Crum Auditorium. Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 This event will feature: John N. Doggett a Professor at the McCombs School of Business. He received his B.A. from Claremont Men’s College, his J.D. from Yale Law School and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business […]

Not Planned By Us: Lunch Talk with Professor Catherine Ruth Pakaluk

Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705, USA Catherine Ruth Pakaluk is a professor of economics in the Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, a faculty research fellow at the Stein Center for Social Research, and fellow of the Austin Institute.  Her research is concerned […]

Current Economic Conditions and Implications for Policy With Robert Kaplan

Join us in person at RRH 4.314, or via Zoom here. Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Robert Steven Kaplan served as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2015 until 2021. He was previously Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business […]

The Problem with Polling Might Be Unfixable

Join us in person at RRH 4.408, or via Zoom here. Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Join Salem Center Fellow Richard Hanania for a pre-election conversation about polling. Richard is president of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology (CSPI) , and a former Research Fellow at the […]

Inflation, Causes and Cures

John Cochrane is a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He is a past President and Fellow of the American Finance Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been an Editor of the Journal of Political Economy, and associate editor of several journals including the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Business, […]

US Pandemic Policy: Failures, Successes, and Lessons

Dr. Tabarrok holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and is a professor of economics at George Mason University.  You can find out more about his research interests in empirical law and economics (tort reform, bounty hunters, judicial electoral systems etc.), voting theory and alternative political institutions, health economics by browsing […]