Why Do Economists Disagree? with Robert Frank, Moderator at NYPSI

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The Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 2:30 – 4:30 PM, Donations accepted
Why Do Economists Disagree?

Robert Frank, Cornell University, moderates a roundtable discussion which is sure to be of interest to every voter just days before Election Day.

Graciela Chichilnisky is currently Professor of Economics at Columbia University. She has worked extensively in the Kyoto Protocol process, creating and designing the carbon market that has become international law in 2005.  She is currently the co-founder and CEO of Global Thermostat, a company that has developed and is commercializing a unique technology for the direct capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and other sources. Chichilnisky is the author of fifteen books and over 250 scientific articles published in the preeminent academic journals covering economics, finance and mathematics.

Robert H. Frank is currently the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management, Professor of Economics at Cornell University.  He is also a monthly contributor to the “Economic Scene” column in The New York Times. Frank’s books include Choosing the Right Pond, Passions within Reason, Microeconomics and Behavior, Luxury Fever, and What Price the Moral High Ground? The Winner-Take-All Society, co-authored with Philip Cook, was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times, and was included in Business Week’s list of the ten best books for 1995.

Jeffrey Miron is currently a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, as well as a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. His field of expertise is the economics of libertarianism.  He has advocated for many libertarian policies, including legalizing all drugs and allowing failing banks to go bankrupt. He has written four books including Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition and Libertarianism, from A to Z.

Joseph T. Salerno is currently Professor of Economics in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He is the editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics; Academic Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute; research associate for the Foundations of the Market Economy in the economics department at New York University; and a policy expert for the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.   Dr. Salerno has published numerous essays and articles in scholarly books and popular and academic journals. He has authored or co-authored three books and edited several others.  His most recent book, Money: Sound and Unsound, was published in 2010.

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Educational Objectives:

(1) Attendees will gain a deeper appreciation of the motivational factors underlying the fundamental alternative theories of economic behavior.

Information regarding CME credit for Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [2] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information regarding CE credit for Psychologists

Who Should Attend:

Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychotherapists).

APA-approved CE Credits:

Psychologists: The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, attendees will receive a PDF documenting CE credit via email.

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