The intersection of public policy, economics, & evolution

Next Monday at NESCent:

When: Monday November 16, 2009, 10-11:30am
Where: NESCent, 2024 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27705, Erwin Mill Bldg, Suite A103
What do public policy and economics have to do with evolutionary theory? A lot, say participants in an upcoming meeting at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, NC.
Nearly 30 scholars, policymakers, and entrepreneurs from both the academic and the business worlds will gather at the NESCent headquarters November 13-16, 2009. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how evolutionary theory can contribute new insights to regulatory problems such as financial reform, environmental regulation, and the regulation of between-group conflict.
Leading experts in the fields of evolutionary biology, economics, law, psychology, and political science will participate in the discussion. The meeting organizer is Dr. David Sloan Wilson, professor of biology and anthropology at Binghamton University in New York….

See more details. Panelists are David Sloan Wilson (one of my newest SciBlings), Dennis Embry, John Gowdy, Douglas Kenrick, Joel Peck, Peter Turchin and Harvey Whitehouse. I’ll try to go myself if I can….

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