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Seminars and Conferences

Place-based policies for shared economic growth
Friday, Sept. 28th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
On September 28, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a forum to explore the most effective place-based policies for shared economic growth. Hilton Center director Shawn Kantor will be featured in one of the roundtable discussions, The role of education in strengthening regions, where he will discuss his work, co-authored with Florida State PhD candidate Jason Baron and economist Alex Whalley, about the role research universities can play in fostering local economic growth. You can find more information and RSVP here.

State And Local Policy Making And Economies
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 from 2:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Revere Hotel Boston Common, Boston, MA
During this half-day seminar, researchers will discuss the current strategies governments employ to promote local economic growth, the effectiveness of these strategies, and alternatives that are both place-based and people-based, as well as the underlying political economy. A keynote and two panels will lead discussions on state and local economic policy, challenges to promoting local/regional growth, and the changes necessary to achieve better outcomes. This seminar precedes APSA in Boston, Massachusetts and is co-sponsored with the Institute for Humane Studies.

Social Science: Epistemological Foundations and Methodological Debates
Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 6:15 PM
Bellamy Building, Florida State University
The Institute for Humane Studies and the Hilton Center at Florida State University present this advanced, graduate-level discussion group. Students will explore ideas on the foundational elements of economic inquiry and review articles and readings penned by classical liberal thinkers. The pre-selected readings highlight and examine various schools of thought and different approaches in economics other and social sciences.