An Evening with Dr. Bruce Yandle

First Published: 2013-02-15

Join The Nassau Institute for an evening lecture when Professor Bruce Yandle will discuss "Creating Wealth in Adam Smith’s World" at The Nassau Yacht Club on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:00pm.

For your $75 donation you will enjoy a lovely 3 course meal including Conch Chowder, Waldorf Salad, Mediterranean Salad, Cornish Hen with Sherry Glaze, Fresh Salmon in Dill, Blackened Beef Tenderloin, Baby New Potatoes and Parsley Confetti Wild Rice, Herbed sauté of Squash and Guava Duff for dessert.

There will be a cash bar for your convenience.

Click here… to register online. You can also call 242-302-0130 ext 2226 to reserve your seat.

Presentation theme: What is Adam Smith’s world? And when did it begin? What were the preconditions for creating wealth? Have they been lost? This presentation takes us back 250 years in the human experience to discover the first evidence of Adam Smith’s world. We fast forward to identify the role played by moral and economic constraints in creating and keeping wealth and difficulties encountered in dealing with growth and change. The U.S. modern experience becomes the focus. While the developing world flourishes, the U.S. decline is documented. We close with an optimistic forecast from Adam Smith himself, and we apply the forecast to U.S. data with lessons The Bahamas might use.


Bruce Yandle is a distinguished adjunct professor of economics with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His primary research interests are public choice, regulation, and free market environmentalism. He is dean emeritus of the Clemson College of Business and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Yandle is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Taking the Environment Seriously, The Political Limits of Environmental Regulation, Environmental Use and the Market, Land Rights,Common Sense and Common Law for the Environment, Regulation by Litigation, and Bootleggers and Baptists:  Explaining America’s Regulatory Saga, which is forthcoming. Dr. Yandle also publishes a quarterly working paper on the current economic situation.

From 1976 to 1978, Dr. Yandle was a senior economist on the staff of the President’s Council on Wage and Price Stability, where he reviewed and analyzed newly proposed regulations. From 1982 to 1984, he was executive director of the Federal Trade Commission. He served as a member and chair of the S.C. State Board of Economic Advisors. Before beginning his career in university teaching, Dr. Yandle was in the industrial machinery business in Georgia for fifteen years.

Dr. Yandle received his PhD and MBA from Georgia State University and his AB from Mercer University.



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