1/23 Lunch: Roger Betancourt of the University of Maryland

Unbundling Democracy: Tilly Trumps Schumpeter

Roger R. Betancourt is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland. He received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University (Washington DC) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He has broad interests within economics. While originally trained as an applied econometrician, his research interests currently lie in the area of applied microeconomics and economic development. His main consultancies include international organizations as well as business firms.

Dr. Betancourt will take us back to our political economic roots with an analytical assessment of the dynamics of civil liberties and political rights across countries. He and Dr. Ariel BenYishay of the University of New South Wales utilize Freedom House data to extend their earlier analysis evaluating the impact of political variables on long-run economic growth (BenYishay and Betancourt 2010). This work seeks to explore the evolution of these political constructs.

The lunch is 12:00 noon to 1:30pm at Chinatown Garden, 618 H St NW Washington, DC. Metro stop: Gallery Place. The cost is $16 for members and affiliates, and $25 for non-members. This luncheon is a joint event with the National Economists Club.

To register for the lunch, please go to the National Economists Club.

Press: Please email info@national-economists.org with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested. If lunch is requested, please contact in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions at the member rate.

We hope to see you at lunch!