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Washington, D.C. Event: “Why Everybody Should Study Economic History”

Date: 10:00am PDT April 20, 2013 Location: The Hamilton

The Hamilton

Meet local alumni, parents, and admitted students, and enjoy the morning with one of L&C’s outstanding professors - Associate Professor of Economics Cliff Bekar. Enjoy brunch with mimosas and bloody marys, and a talk on the economic history of some current policy challenges.

Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.

Brunch and presentation
The Hamilton
600 14th St NW
Washington, D.C.
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Cliff Bekar on Why Everybody Should Study Economic History

Event Registration

The cost of the event is $10, which includes brunch and drinks. Please click here to register. Call our office main line at 503.768.7950 if you encounter any problems with the online registration or have any questions.

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.