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
Time Content Discussant moderator
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
3:45 pm
Session III: The Future of Freedom, Democracy, and Prosperity
John Cochrane,
Arnold Kling,
Lee Ohanian
Russel Roberts
Friday, JUNE 26
Time Content Discussant moderator
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
11:30 am
Session VI: The Rule of Law and Limits on Government
Richard Epstein,
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde,
Barry Weingast
1:00 pm


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