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Through a renowned speaker series and networking opportunities, the Economic Roundtable strives to engage, enlighten, and enrich the Ohio Valley community.  

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What's Coming Up?

The Economic Roundtable is pleased to welcome
Dr. Alex Tabarrok, Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Talk:  Patents, Intellectual Property and the Rise of the Rent-Seeking Society
Friday, January 27, 2023 at 12:00pm. The talk will be held at The Adelphia, Marietta, Ohio.

The cost to attend this meeting is $20.00, and registration includes your lunch.  To attend the January 27, 2023 meeting, please register using the link or nearby QR code.

Alex Tabarrok is the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a professor of economics at George Mason University. He has written extensively about health care policy, patent-system reform, the effectiveness of bounty hunters, how judicial elections bias judges, and how local poverty rates impact trial decisions by juries. He has also written about methods for increasing the supply of human organs for transplant, the regulation of pharmaceuticals by the FDA, and voting systems. During the pandemic, Tabarrok was an advisor to the US government on using incentives to accelerate vaccine production. Tabarrok's papers have appeared in Science, The Journal of Human Resources, The Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and many other journals.

Tabarrok is the coauthor, with Mercatus colleague Tyler Cowen, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution and cofounder of the online educational platform Marginal Revolution University. He is the coauthor of Modern Principles of Economics and his popular articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many other prestigious publications.

       Milton Friedman Lecture

Dr. Tabarrok will also deliver the annual Milton Friedman Lecture on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 7:00pm in the McDonough Auditorium on the campus of Marietta College.

Talk: US Pandemic Policy: Failures, Successes, and Lessons

The talk if free and open to the public.

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Speaker Series
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Community Involvement and Support

"I keep coming back for the speakers and the networking. I have maintained connections from the time I interned as a college student through retirement because of ERT. "


-Jeff Welch, Board Member  


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