The Economics of Freedom, Current Economic Issues, and Some Economic Strategies for the Future. March 10, 2022


Unfortunately, Stanford Economist and Hoover Instutution Fellow John Tayor had to cancel his visit to Northern Nevada and our Hayek Group.  Rather than cancel the March 10 dinner meeting, Hayek Group President and University of Nevada, Reno professor of economics, Mark Pingle, will give a talk focused on three big economic ideas.

Idea one is the idea that freedom provides a firm foundation for economic prosperity.  If you attend this talk, you will leave with an understanding of why.

Idea two is the idea that we have reason to be concerned about the macroeconomic policies being followed by our national government, specifically our national law makers (Congress and the President) and the Federal Reserve.  If you attend this talk, you will leave with an understanding of what we should specifically be concerned about and why.

Idea three is that we can effectively address the concerns and have confidence about the economic future of our country.  If you attend this talk, you will leave with some ideas for how we might address some big economic concerns and allow freedom to create the prosperity it naturally creates.

Speaker: Mark Pingle

Mark PingleProfessor Mark Pingle has been a member of the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Economics since 1990.   He received his B.S. degree in economics from Southern Oregon State College in 1983.  He received his M.A. in 1984 and Ph.D. in Economics in 1988, both from the University of Southern California.

Professor Pingle has published papers, books, and other writings in the areas of macroeconomics, behavioral economics, and experimental economics. Professor Pingle is Book Editor for Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.  He is a past President of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics.

Since 2008, professor Pingle has focused on building an Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.  This effort has included much community outreach in an effort to enhance economic development in Nevada, specifically by see develop aculture of entrepreneurship.

Through The Hayek Group non-profit, Professor Pingle has worked with others to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to played the Dave Ramsey Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum in Northern Nevada high schools.  He has also worked with other economics professors to train local high school teachers and provide curriculum for enhancing economic education in Northern Nevada high schools.

On the personal side, Professor Pingle grew up in a cattle ranching family in Southern Oregon, and never thought about being a professor of anything until his senior year in college when a good professor and interesting discipline caught his interest.  He has lifted more hay bales and picked up more sticks than most people have seen.  He tied another player for the highest batting average on a state championship baseball team in high school, and pitched a no-hitter.  He plays piano, guitar, and bass, and he enjoys writing songs and singing.