Edward J. Lopez (By: sjsu.edu)
Edward J. Lopez, associate professor of law and economics at San Jose State University, will be the guest speaker for the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies lecture series on March 7. He will lecture on the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes, “The (Ab)use of Takings for Economic Development.”
Lopez’s research focuses on law and economics, public choice, economics education, economics of culture, economics of ideas, and Austrian Economics. In addition to numerous journal articles, he has co-authored, The Pursuit of Justice: Law and Economics of Legal Institutions (2010, Palgrave Macmillan) and authored Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Story of Political Change (forthcoming Sept. 2012, Stanford University Press).
The Smith Center lecture series is free and open to the public. Event starts at 2pm in room 311 of the old University Union.