Guest lecturer explains ‘How Economists Helped End...

Guest lecturer explains ‘How Economists Helped End the Draft’

The MTSU Department of Economics and Finance will host guest lecturer David R. Henderson at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the State Farm Room inside the Business and Aerospace Building.

David R. Henderson

Henderson will lecture on “How Economists Helped End the Draft.” An associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School and a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, Henderson also blogs at EconLog (

The lecture, which is open to the public, will last about an hour, with 15 minutes set aside afterward for questions from the audience.

Dr. Michael Hammock, assistant professor of economics at MTSU, said the department started hosting such guest speakers last year as part of a lecture series to promote a better understanding of economics.

“In particular, we want people to understand the variety of topics that economists study — it’s not all about money — and how markets work,” Hammock said.

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