|by Karen Handley • January 21, 2008|
Wabash College will host F. Andrew Hanssen who will give a talk on "Rulers Ruled by Women: An Economic Analysis of the Rise and Fall of Women’s Rights in Ancient Sparta" at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 31, in Room 101 (Lovell Lecture Room) in Baxter Hall.
Hanssen is professor of economics at Montana State University. His areas of research include industrial organization, law and economics, and political economy. He has published articles in a number of referred journals, including Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Legal Studies. He serves on the editorial board of Social Science Quarterly. He was a National Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution in 2000. Hanssen received his B.A. and M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Before getting his Ph.D., he was a management consultant, working in Europe, Latin America, and the Far East. He joined the Montana State faculty in 1995.
His talk, sponsored by the Economics and Classics Departments, is free and open to the public.