SMU Economist Dwight Lee to Speak about Markets and Morality

Lecture is one in a Series sponsored by the S.C. Davis Endowment

What: Dwight Lee, William J. O’Neil Chair of Global Markets and Freedom at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, will deliver a speech entitled, “Markets & Morality: The Importance & Limits of Good Intentions & Caring for Others.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the S.C. Davis Endowment Series.

When: Tuesday, March 11 at 8:15 p.m.

Where: Rittenberg Lounge in Mather Hall on the Trinity campus, 300 Summit Street.

Background: Lee received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 1972. Since that time, he has held full-time tenured faculty appointments at the University of Colorado, Virginia Tech University, George Mason University, and the University of Georgia, where he was the Ramsey Professor of Economics and Private Enterprise from 1985-2008.

He is currently the William J. O’Neil Professor of Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Lee’s research has included the economics of the environment and natural resources, the economics of political decision-making, public finance, law and economics, and labor economics.

Over the course of his career, Lee has published 155 articles in refereed journals; 278 articles and commentaries in magazines and newspapers; 50 chapters in books; 36 book reviews; nine monographs; and co-authored 14 books and been the contributing editor of five others.

Lee has lectured at universities and conferences throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Central America, South America, Asia and Africa. He was president of the American Private Enterprise Education from 1994-1995 and president of the Southern Economic Association from 1997-98.