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Provocative Lecture Series
Start Date: 10/30/2019Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 10/30/2019End Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description:
Alex Tabarrok, Ph.D.
Professor, George Mason University
“Patents, Intellectual Property, and the Rise of the Rent-Seeking Society”
Are patents necessary for innovation?
Can patents reduce innovation?
What about other forms of intellectual property such as copyright?
Prof. Tabarrok will discuss the history and economics of intellectual property and the potential dangers of a rent-seeking society.
Contact Information:
Name: Justin Rietz
Phone: 408-924-5416
Additional Information
The Department of Economics invites students, faculty, and the general public to consider intellectual arguments on controversial topics. Presenters are noted for outstanding scholarship and public speaking ability. This series fosters the tradition of higher education to challenge ideas and develop critical thinking in an environment of respect for intellectual discourse. Our goal is that you engage critical thinking skills to reach your own informed position on controversial issues.
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