WTF?! Book Panel

Apr 26, 2018
2:00pm3:30pm
James Buchanan Hall, D100
George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
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Event Speakers

Peter J. Boettke

Vice President for Advanced Study

Peter Leeson

Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Boris Gershman

Assistant Professor of Economics, American University

Steven Pfaff

Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington University

Step right up! Get your tickets for WTF?! An Economic Tour of the WeirdJoin a cast of colorful characters as they navigate the museum, led by guide and economist Peter T. Leeson. From one exhibit to the next, you'll overhear Leeson's riotous exchanges with the patrons and learn how to use economic thinking to reveal the hidden sense behind seemingly senseless behavior--including your own. Leeson shows that far from "irrational" or "accidents of history," humanity's most outlandish rituals are ingenious solutions to pressing problems--developed by clever people, driven by incentives, and tailor-made for their time and place.

Please join the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a panel discussion featuring Peter Leeson, author and Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University, Boris Gershman, assistant professor of economics at American University, and Steven Pfaff, professor in the Department of Sociology at Washington University, on Leeson's new book, WTF?! An Economic Tour of the Weird.