Lunch & Learn Seminars

Lunch and Learn Seminars are held at the Davis House located at 2599 Reynolda Road in Winston Salem. Lunch is provided. Transportation and Parking Services now offers transportation service for faculty and staff. You can request a ride by using the Transloc App or calling 336-829-8238.

The seminars are coordinated by Dr. Mona Ahmadiani, research associate in the Eudaimonia Institute. Please contact her for more information, to get on the email announcement list, or to register to attend.


2020 Spring Lunch and Learn Seminars

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
January 24
12:00 pm
Dan Russell University of Arizona Coasean Idealization
January 30
Stefan Kolev Duke University The Roads to Mont Pèlerin: Parallel Quests for Order in “Old Chicago” and Freiburg
February 4
12:00 pm
Naz Sayari Wake Forest University School of Business Does Economic Freedom Matter in Europe? The Impact of Board Structure on Earnings Management and Corporate Performance
February 21
12:00 pm
David Dickinson Appalachian State University TBD
March 5
12:00 pm
Sarah Estelle Hope College TBD
March 17
12:00 pm
Mark LeBar Florida State University TBD
March 24
12:00 pm
Marcus Witcher University of Alabama TBD
March 31
12:00 pm
Mark Fabian Brookings Institution
April 9
David Rose University of Missouri-St. Louis
April 16
12:00 pm
Robert Whaples Wake Forest University Is More Economic Growth a Good Thing?
April 30
12:00 pm
Rachel Ferguson Lindenwood University TBD

2019 Fall Lunch and Learn Seminars

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
August 26
12:00 pm
Christian Miller Wake Forest University Honesty: Some Preliminary Thoughts about a Stunningly Neglected Virtue
September 20
12:00 pm
Ananda Mitra Wake Forest University Data and Narratives: Using Unstructured data to extract meaningful narratives
September 27
12:00 pm
Craig Gundersen University of Illinois Achieving a ‘Right to Food’ in the U.S.
October 28
12:00 pm
Dan Hammond Wake Forest University Reconsidering Malthus: Why Malthus Matters Today
November 7
12:00 pm
Andrew Graczyk Wake Forest University The Price of Pork: Regulation Exemptions and Water Pollution in North Carolina
November 26
12:00 pm
Neera Badhwar University of Oklahoma Virtue and Entrepreneurship
December 5
12:00 pm
Gil Hersch Virginia Tech Well-Being Coherentism

2018-2019 Academic Year

Speaker Affiliation Topic
October 23, 2018
12:00 pm
Mona Ahmadiani Wake Forest University Synthetic Control Method: Econometrics Workshop
December 4, 2018
12:00 pm
Greg Robson Wake Forest University Justice & Experiments in Living
January 24, 2019
12:00 pm
Fengyu Wu Wake Forest University An Examination of the Effects of Consumption Expenditures on Life Satisfaction in Australia
March 13, 2019
12:00 pm
Fernando Teson Florida State University Group Agency
April 25, 2019
12:00 pm
Mark LeBar Florida State University Justice as a Virtue of Character
April 30, 2019
12:00 pm
David Beito University of Alabama New Deal Mass Surveillance