The Foundation Of Liberty: Magna Carta After 800 Years

Thursday, June 25, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015
Annenberg Conference Room (Room 105), Lou Henry Hoover Building, Stanford University
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This conference will celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta (signed on June 15, 1215) by bringing together leading scholars in economics, political science, and law to broadly discuss how Magna Carta remains relevant today for understanding how individual liberty and rule of law are perhaps the most essential components for well-functioning societies and growing market economies.
Thursday, JUNE 25
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12:00 pm
Registration and Lunch
 
 
12:45 pm
Introductory Remarks
 
John Raisian
1:00 pm
Session I: Magna Carta and the Origins of Freedom and Democracy
Jeremy Catto,
Eric Nelson
 
2:15 pm
Session II: The U.S. Constitution: Promise and Reality
Clint Bolick,
James Ceaser
 
3:30 pm
Break
 
 
3:45 pm
Session III: The Future of Freedom, Democracy, and Prosperity
John Cochrane,
Arnold Kling,
Lee Ohanian
Russel Roberts
 
Friday, JUNE 26
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8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
   
8:30 am
Session IV: Freedom and Economic Growth
Robert Barro,
Ross Levine
 
9:45 AM
Session V: Economic Policies in a Free Society
George Hall,
Kevin Murphy,
Sam Peltzman
 
11:15 am
Break
 
 
11:30 am
Session VI: The Rule of Law and Limits on Government
Richard Epstein,
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde,
Barry Weingast
 
1:00 pm
Lunch
   

 

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