On November 30, 2022, the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth was proud to partner with the Barton School of Business’s Marketing Department and Economics Department to co-host an event celebrating the Behavioral Economics Laboratory in Woolsey Hall on the Wichita State Campus with special guest of honor Nobel Laureate Dr. Vernon Smith. He won the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioral economics and his work in the field of experimental economics.
After Dr. Smith’s presentation to over 200 attendees, Vernon met with a select number of students and alumni of ISEG to further discuss Adam Smith and Vernon’s work on free market economies in depth. This session was exclusive to those involved in ISEG programing. ISEG and Barton School economics department faculty and staff were also in attendance to help add additional context to the conversations and guide the conversation. Attendees to the special session were especially excited to engage with Dr. Smith and ISEG faculty on a variety of topics.