October 04, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures
Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs
Bart Wilson is the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law and Director of the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University. Professor Wilson's research uses experimental economics to explore the foundations of exchange and specialization and the origins of property. Another of his research programs compares decision making in humans, apes, and monkeys. Professor Wilson is the author (with Vernon Smith) of Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge UP, 2019). He has published papers in a wide variety of journals across disciplines, including Social Philosophy and Policy, American Economic Review, Review of Behavioral Economics, and Evolutionary Psychology. His research has been supported with grants from the National Science Foundation and the Federal Trade Commission. Professor Wilson received his PhD in Economics from the University of Arizona in 1997.