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UTSA College of Business hosts panel honoring late economist

By Wendy Frost
Director of Communications, College of Business

(July 17, 2009)--The UTSA College of Business will host an economic panel presentation, "What Would Milton Friedman Think?" on Friday, July 31. Free and open to the public, a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by an 8-9 a.m. presentation in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Co-sponsored by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the presentation is in honor of the late Nobel Laureate's 97th birthday. The foundation will sponsor more than 50 events across the nation to explore the impact Friedman and his free market theories have had on our society.

Friedman was regarded as one of the world's most influential promoters of freedom. He taught economics at both the University of Chicago and Stanford University. His revolutionary work in economic theory earned him the Nobel Prize in 1976.

Speakers will discuss current economic issues from a Friedman perspective. Panelists will include John Merrifield, professor of economics in the UTSA College of Business, and Gary Hoover, entrepreneur and a former student of Friedman. Hoover will discuss the current economic situation and Merrifield will discuss school choice.

>> For more information or to make reservations for the event, call (210) 458-4315 or e-mail

Nationally ranked and recognized, the UTSA College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 6,000 enrolled students and 37 different graduate and undergraduate business programs.

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