Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Vernon Smith - Libertarian
Includes picture, profile (from article in LP News
, Dec 2002) and quote
A libertarian has been awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics for his pioneering work in 'experimental economics.' On October 9, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences chose Vernon Smith, a professor of economics and law at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, to receive the award. Smith, 75, is an originator of experimental economics, a discipline that observes economic behavior in controlled laboratory conditions. Smith's selection was heralded by libertarians. '[Smith] is a champion of individual liberty and market competition,' said George Passantino, public affairs director of the Reason Foundation.
Faculty and Staff: Vernon Smith
Emeritus faculty page; includes photograph and short profile
Vernon L. Smith, Nobel Prize winner in Economics, 2002, is currently Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University, a research scholar in the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center all in Arlington, VA. He received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal Tech, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard. He has authored or co-authored over 200 articles and books on capital theory, finance, natural resource economics and experimental economics. ... Previous faculty appointments include the University of Arizona, Purdue, Brown University and the University of Massachusetts.