Monday, April 19, 2010
5:00pm - 6:30pm
George Mason University -- SUB II, Room 7
4400 University Drive
The GMU Economics Society & the Atlas Sound Money Project invite you to attend a lecture with GMU Prof. Lawrence H. White on "What is Sound Money and How Is Free Banking the Answer?" The lecture will begin at 5, followed by an audience Q&A, and refreshments will be served afterward. Lawrence H. White is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Prior to position at George Mason, he was the F. A. Hayek Professor of Economic History in the Department of Economics, University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has been a visiting professor at the Queen's School of Management and Economics, Queen's University of Belfast, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Professor White is the author of The Theory of Monetary Institutions (Blackwell, 1999), Free Banking in Britain (2nd ed., IEA, 1995), and Competition and Currency (NYU Press, 1989). He is the editor of several works, including The History of Gold and Silver (3 vols., Pickering and Chatto, 2000), The Crisis in American Banking (NYU Press, 1993), African Finance: Research and Reform (ICS Press, 1993), and Free Banking (3 vols., Edward Elgar, 1993). His articles on monetary theory and banking history have appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and other leading professional journals. Dr. White earned his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his AB from Harvard University.