Noted economist, author to speak at dinner-lecture on Oct. 8

Dr. John Siegfried

The Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education and the Department of Business at Misericordia University are hosting noted economist and author John J. Siegfried, Ph.D., emeritus professor of economics at Vanderbilt University and former secretary-treasurer of the American Economic Association, for a dinner and lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. The event is $25 per person and includes dinner and the lecture.


To register for the event, please contact Robert Williams, director of the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education at Misericordia University, at (570) 674-6777 or e-mail him at


Dr. Siegfried is the author of numerous scholarly journal articles, as well as book reviews and review essays. He also has authored, co-authored and edited several books, including “Better Living Through Economics,’’ “The Economics of Crime,’’ “Economic Analysis and Antitrust Law,’’ “Empirical Studies in Industrial Organization: Essays in Honor,’’ “Recent Advances in Economics: A Book of Readings,’’ and “Economic Challenges in Higher Education.’’


At Vanderbilt University, he taught principles of microeconomics, intermediate microeconomics, antitrust economics, economics of sports, thinking strategically, and a microeconomic policy seminar.


Dr. Siegfried’s work and studies in a variety of areas have made a significant impact on decision makers’ understanding of the way economic analysis has been successfully applied to solve many key social and political issues. The book he edited, “Better Living Through Economics,’’ is widely acclaimed as one of the best summaries of how economics has had a profound effect on the general wellbeing and the quality of life for millions of people.


The breadth of his career has been acknowledged by many organizations. The National Association of Economic Educators presented him with the Henry H. Villard Research Award in 1990 and he was given the Marvin Bower Award by the National Council on Economic Education in 1995. He was named the Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor in 2001-02.


Dr. Siegfried also was an economist for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics; a senior staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; chair of the American Economic Association Committee on Economic Education; president of the Southern Economic Association; president of the Midwest Economic Association, and served on the board of editors for the Review of Industrial Organization.


He currently serves on the Board of Editors for The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Sports Economics, Australasian Journal of Economic Education, and the Australian Economic Papers. Dr. Siegfried continues to serve on the board of directors for National Council on Economic Education and its executive committee and is the program chair for the Society of Economic Educators for 2013-14.


For more information about the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education and/or the Department of Business at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to or www.misericordia. edu/business. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.