Renowned economist, Samuel Peltzman, will present the 2010 Benjamin A. Rogge Memorial Lecture at Wabash College. Peltzman’ lecture, “Pharmaceutical Regulation: A Matter of Life and Death,” will be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Baxter Hall, room 101.
In addition to his evening lecture, Peltzman will give a lunchtime presentation on “Regulation and the Financial Crisis” at 11:45 a.m. in Baxter Hall, room 101.
Samuel Peltzman is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is known for the Peltzman Effect, which states that government regulation has the opposite effect of its original intention. His research also includes work in political economy, voting behavior, industrial organization, and pharmaceutical innovation. Dr. Peltzman’s work has been published in distinguished academic journals, including the Journal of Political Economy and the American Economic Review. He has also worked as a senior staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and on the Council of Academic Advisers of the American Enterprise Institute.
Dr. Peltzman received his B.B.A from the City College of New York, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
He is the author of Political Participation and Government Regulation.
This annual event honors the late Wabash College professor of economics, Benjamin Rogge. Both talks are free and open to the public.