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April 23: Annual Economics Lecture

Originally scheduled for Feb. 20, this lecture by Alex Tabarrok was postponed because of weather.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 2-11-2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: This lecture was originally scheduled to take place Thursday, Feb. 20, but was postponed because of weather. The lecture will now be held on Wednesday, April 23.

Mankato, Minn. – Alex T. Tabarrok, a professor from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., will discuss “What is Democracy Good For? Paradoxes of Voting Theory” in a lecture from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on a RESCHEDULED date of Wednesday, April 23 at Minnesota State University, Mankato in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

Tabarrok’s lecture is free and open to the public and is part of an Annual Economics Lecture Series at Minnesota State Mankato.

Tabarrok, the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at George Mason University, is a co-author with Tyler Cowen of a well-known economics blog, “MarginalRevolution.” He is also co-founder of the online educational platform, “Marginal Revolution University,” the author of “Launching the Innovation Renaissance” (a TED book), and co-author with Cowen of the book, “Modern Principles of Economics.”

Tabarrok’s lecture is sponsored by the Department of Economics, the Kappa Chapter of Minnesota of Omicron Delta Epsilon and the Economics Club.

For more information on this event, please contact Ihsuan Li, associate professor in the Department of Economics, by phone at 507-389-5753 or by email at Or contact Amanda Greenig, administrative assistant in the Department of Economics, by phone at 507-389-2969 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

For Minnesota State Mankato events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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