Economics of Politics is Topic of March 30 Event at Gatton

Posted: April 06, 2016

Alex Tabarrok, professor of economics at George Mason University, will deliver a talk titled, "Democracy and Voting in a Free Society: Some Economics of Politics," from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Kincaid Auditorium of the new Gatton College of Business and Economics building at the University of Kentucky. Tabarrok, who holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and serves as director of the Center for the Study of Public Choice, also is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute.

Tabarrok will discuss voting systems and their many unusual and paradoxical properties. In his presentation, he recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of voting and how this may influence views about the role of democracy in a free society and in an economy.

Tabarrok's appearance is presented by the John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise, the BB&T Program for the Study of Capitalism and the Gatton College.

Admission is free and open to the public.