Lecture: “On Changing False Beliefs: Three Cases from Experimental Economics,” by Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith

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Nov 12, 2015


7:30 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 1430
385 Charles E Young Drive
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 1430

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In addition to this lecture, Vernon Smith will be leading a seminar on November 14 entitled “Aspects of Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments”. For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.


This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration or RSVP is necessary.



Dr. Vernon L. Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his groundbreaking work in experimental economics. Dr. Smith is professor of economics at Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics and School of Law in Orange, California, a research scholar at George Mason University Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center, all in Arlington, Virginia.


Dr. Smith has authored or co-authored more than 250 articles and books on capital theory, finance, natural resource economics and experimental economics. He serves or has served on the board of editors of the American Economic Review, The Cato Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Science, Economic Theory, Economic Design, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Journal of Economic Methodology.


Additionally, Dr. Smith is a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association, an Andersen Consulting Professor of the Year, and the 1995 Adam Smith Award recipient conferred by the Association for Private Enterprise Education. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1995, and received CalTech’s distinguished alumni award in 1996. He has served as a consultant on the privatization of electric power in Australia and New Zealand and participated in numerous private and public discussions of energy deregulation in the United States. In 1997 he served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Member, National Electric Reliability Council.


After completing his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Smith completed his master’s degree in economics at the University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.

(Source: Cato Institute)


Dr. Smith’s appearance is part of CLAFI’s ongoing Commercial Republic Project, which is conducted in partnership with the Jack Miller Center and made possible by the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. For more information on the Commercial Republic Project, click here.