College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Invisible Hand Seminar: Adam Smith, Evolution, and the Invisible Hand (Toni Vogel Carey, Ronin Institute)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall), D180

Invisible Hand Seminar

Led and organized by Daniel Klein (


This seminar serves the Adam Smith program community, and gives a forum for graduate students to develop and present their work. Contact me to receive the paper.


It is OK to attend without having read the paper.


We go to dinner afterward.


Select Saturdays 4:00 - 5:45, Mason Hall D180





Saturday February 11:

Daniel Klein, GMU:

“Liberalism 1.0”   – Klein will redo a January 2017 lecture. The PPT file is here.

With comments by Mark Koyama, GMU.


Saturday February 25:                        EVENT COSPONSOR: Templeton/IHS

Jerry Z. Muller, Catholic University of America

“Hayek’s Critique of Scientism and the Contemporary Misuse of Performance Measures,” a draft chapter of his PUP book in progress: Metric Fixation: Our Age of Excessive, Misleading and Counterproductive Measurement.


Saturday April 1:                                EVENT COSPONSOR: Assoc. for Study of Free Institutions

Donald Livingston, Emory University  (emeritus):

“Hume on Republicanism, Size and Scale, the Perfect Commonwealth, and American Secession”


Saturday April 15:                              EVENT COSPONSOR: Templeton/IHS

Andrew Sabl, Yale University:

Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England


Saturday April 29:                              EVENT COSPONSOR: Templeton/IHS

Toni Vogel Carey, Ronin Institute:

“Adam Smith, Evolution, and the Invisible Hand”    

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