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Distinguished economist to discuss “markets and morality” at USF

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida Department of Economics will present economist Dwight R. Lee, Ph.D., the William J. O’Neil Professor of Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, to give a presentation entitled “Markets and Morality” at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012, in BSN 1401.

Lee has a wide background in economics that spans three decades. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego in 1972. Since then, his work in the field of economics has been published in dozens of books and more than 100 professional journals.

Lee takes an interdisciplinary approach to economics. His “Markets and Morality” talk will focus primarily on magnanimous morality (a tendency toward helping other identifiable groups at a personal cost) versus mundane morality (a tendency toward adherence only to basic established rules) and how they pertain to economics. This question of morality combined with the practical applications of economics makes this event one that will pique the interest of those involved in fields that relate to philosophy, religious studies, sociology, political science and more.

After the presentation, there will be 30 minutes for questions and discussion. For more information on the markets and morality topic, read Lee’s article.


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Author: Erin Toliver