Made in China: Economic Development

July 26-29: Atlanta, GA - Georgia State University

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Are you a college student with an interest in developing countries?  Are you troubled by how ineffective foreign aid is and how corrupt leaders stay in power?  Do you want to learn more about what makes some countries poor while others are rich?  Come hear about these topics and more at “Made in China: Economic Development,” July 26-29 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA!

Friday, July 26 – Langdale Hall Room 200
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Check-in at University Commons
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Welcome and Introductions
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm: Does More Freedom Lead to More Prosperity? (Robert Lawson)
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm: Dinner 
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm: If Everyone Owns It, No One Owns It (Lauren Heller)
Saturday. July 27– Langdale Hall Room 600
7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast- University Commons L-103/104 
8:30 am – 9:45 am: Is Trade Beneficial? (GP Manish)
10:00 am – 10:50 am: Trade Activity
11:00am – 12:15 pm: Money, Money, Money (Lauren Heller)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch 
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Incentives: The Force Behind All Decisions (Robert Lawson)
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: The Dos and Don’ts of Foreign Aid (Claudia Williamson)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner 
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Baby steps: Microfinance (Lauren Heller)
Sunday, July 28– Langdale Hall Room 200
7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast- University Commons L-103/104 
8:30 am – 9:45 am: Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Change (Claudia Williamson)
10:00 am – 11:15 am: What Can the Austrian School tell us about Development? (GP Manish)
11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Economic Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights (Robert Lawson)
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch 
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Creative Destruction (Claudia Williamson)
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: How Central Planning Prevented India's Growth (GP Manish)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner 
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Professor Q&A
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Social- Sidebar
Monday, July 29
7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast 
7:00 am – 11:30 am: Students Depart
Applications are now closed.

Participant Testimonials

"At FEE, I was first exposed to ideas that would inspire the rest of my time in university, and eventually my career." - Zachary Caceres

"[I really enjoyed this] opportunity to learn about not only what is happening in America, but throughout the world. FEE's goal is to 'inspire, educate, and connect' and I'm proud to say it has achieved all that and more with me." - Jeanette H.

"This seminar has provided me with the knowledge necessary to educate my peers and support an educated, non-biased argument for free market economics." - Santana W.

Read what other students had to say about our summer seminars.


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