Location: Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv
2019 Alumni Program
This is the first in the 2019 Alumni program lecture series, as follows:
February 25/26, 2019
John Cochrane: Senior Fellow, Stanford University Hoover Institution
Subject: Free to Grow: Principles and policies to maximize economic growth
April 8/9, 2019
Adrian Wooldridge: editor and columnist at The Economist
Subject: Wooldridge’s new book co-authored with Alan Greenspan, “Capitalism in America: a history”
June 4/5, 2019
Tyler Cowen: Professor of economics, George Mason University; director, Mercatus Center; host, Marginal Revolution blog
Alumni will receive invites for each event as the time arrives. Events for the general public will be announced on our website and social media.
The Friedberg Economics Institute, founded in 2013, is now entering its sixth year. Between 2014-2017, FEI has been doing two seminars annually – one in the Spring and one in the Fall – with the objective of exposing Israeli university students to the idea of economic freedom and understanding its relevance and importance to Israel. After completing nine seminars, FEI now has a large community of alumni. Beginning in 2018, we changed our format to initiate a new ongoing lecture series for our alumni.
Last year we brought to Israel Peter Wallison, Sr Fellow, Financial Policy Studies from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC; Simeon Djankov, Director of the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics – and founder of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index; and Luigi Zingales, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
These lectureד were exclusive evening programs for FEI alumni in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. However, while they were in Israel, we held daytime programs open to all students at various universities. We also had an exclusive event with Luigi Zingales and the “Globes” newspaper.