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New York Event: “Why Everybody Should Study Economic History”

Date: 6:30pm PDT April 18, 2013 Location: Heartland Brewery

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Heartland Brewery

Meet local alumni, parents, and admitted students, and enjoy the evening with one of L&C’s outstanding professors - Associate Professor of Economics Cliff Bekar. Enjoy a reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and a talk on the economic history of some current policy challenges.

Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.

Reception and presentation
Heartland Brewery Times Square
127 W 43rd St
New York
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Cliff Bekar on Why Everybody Should Study Economic History

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The cost of the event is $10, which includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. 

More on the Speaker

Cliff Bekar has been teaching at Lewis & Clark since 1998. He teaches courses in Introductory Economics; Game Theory; Technology, Institutions, and Economic Growth; Senior Seminar; and Advanced Microeconomics. His research interests and expertise areas include economic history, economics of long-run growth and technological change, game theory, agent-based modeling and simulations, and others. 

A prolific researcher, Professor Bekar secures grants to involve students in his work, and encourages them to get involved deeply in the academic process. A recent student and research assistant of Bekar’s, Tamma Carleton ’09, received the ultra-competitive Rhodes Scholarship that she is using to study at the University of Oxford, and eventually plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics. 

The variety of courses that Bekar teaches attract students from all majors. The Game Theory class, a hugely popular elective, merges many fields, including economics, psychology, sociology (and others), and is a great illustration of the liberal arts perspective on the world - critical thinking that merges several disciplines and teaches students to approach every situation from many angles.

Bekar received a Master’s degree in Economics in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 1999 from Simon Fraser University. He was recently awarded the Mellon Senior Fellowship Prize and continues to receive grants for student-faculty research at Lewis & Clark.