Henry George Program

Henry George Program

The Economics and Finance Department hosts the Henry George Program, named after an American economist and social reformer. The program consists of a fall lecture and a spring seminar. The spring event, which started in 1992, is organized around the theme of economic justice and deals with issues such as economic development, poverty, inequality, asset-ownership, and taxation. In past years we have had speakers from a number of distinguished institutions, including Ivan Png of National University of Singapore, Ravi Kanbur of Cornell University, and Howard Chang of the University of Pennsylvania  Law School.  Our most recent speakers were Robert Hockett of Cornell who gave a talk on “a just ownership society,” Howard Chang of UPenn who lectured on immigration issues, and Jonathan Morduch of NYU who spoke about social investment.