Christopher Coyne Book Panel: Doing Bad by Doing Good

Christopher Coyne Book Panel: Doing Bad by Doing Good
  • Start Date:
    Thursday, May 09, 2013
  • End Date:
    Thursday, May 09, 2013
  • Time:
    2:00 PM
    3:30 PM
  • Location:
    Johnson Center Cinema
    4400 University Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030
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The F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Mercatus Center invite you to a panel discussion featuring Christopher Coyne and his new book, Doing Bad by Doing GoodWhy Humanitarian Action Fails. This book argues that an array of knowledge constraints and perverse political incentives contribute to the ongoing failure of efforts to alleviate suffering. In place of the dominant approach to state-led humanitarian action, Doing Bad by Doing Good offers a bold alternative focused on establishing an environment of economic freedom. In increasing the range of alternative choices open to people around the world, such an environment empowers individuals to improve their own lives, and the lives of others, through a process of experimentation and discovery. We will be pleased to hear from the author, Christopher Coyne, as well as chair, Peter Boettke, and commenters, Peter Van Buren and Robert Higgs.

For any further questions, please contact Brit Vorreiter at bvorreiter@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703) 993-4925. 

 

Christopher J. Coyne is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center.

Peter Boettke is a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University, the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, and the Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU.

Peter Van Buren is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People. A 24-year veteran Foreign Service Officer at the State Department, he spent a year in Iraq leading two State Department Provincial Reconstruction Teams.

Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor at Large of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, and the University of Economics, Prague.

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