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October 11, 1999

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1999-2000 Centennial Visitor Lecture and Reception

Friday, October 15, at 3:00 p.m. in the Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium.

The Chicago-Kent community is invited to a lecture by the 1999-2000 Centennial Visitor, Douglass C. North, 1993 Nobel laureate in economics, Spencer T. Olin Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The title of Professor North's talk will be "Why Are Some Countries Rich and Others Poor?"

Professor North approaches the fundamental question of why some countries are rich and others poor by focusing his analysis on the political and legal framework for economic growth and the connection between economic change, technical development and institutional conditions.

Recognized for his pioneering work in "the new institutional economics," an approach emphasizing the importance of institutions in economic growth, Professor North was co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and was the first economic historian ever to win the economics profession's prestigious John R. Commons Award. He has done path-breaking work in economic history as well as development economics.

The Centennial Visitor program was established in 1987 to commemorate Chicago-Kent's hundredth anniversary. Professor Claire Hill is coordinating this year's visit by Professor North.

From Professor Jeffrey Sherman

Exam Review
Students who wish to review their performance on last semester's final examinations in Employee Benefits Law or Gift and Estate Tax should promptly consult the sign-up sheet on Professor Sherman's office door (room 741).

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