Economics is Everywhere lecture set for Oct. 25

Economist Rosemarie Fike will speak about gender differences in economic rights and the consequences of limiting choices for women at the fall Economics is Everywhere lecture on Oct. 25.

Fike’s talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Davis College of Business and Economics’ Kyle Hall room 340. Free refreshments will be available at 6:30 p.m.

The Texas Christian University economics faculty member will discuss ways in which some societies impose additional restrictions on the economic choices women make, restrictions that do not apply to men.

“There will be an overview of some of the theoretical arguments in favor of economic freedom as a means to foster human flourishing, followed by an examination of data that measures some of the economic consequences of legal and regulatory codes that prevent 50 percent of the population from engaging in productive, voluntary transactions,” Fike said in advance of her talk.

The Economics is Everywhere program launched at Radford University during the spring 2015 semester. As part of the initiative, students are offered lectures from experts and participate in a semester-long book club.

To learn more, contact Davis College Economics faculty member Thomas Duncan at 540-831-6057 or


Oct 15, 2018
Chad Osborne