News Science, 29/05/2017

World Famous Economist Delivering a Lecture in Kharkiv

Today, the 2002 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Vernon Lomax Smith is visiting Kharkiv National University within his Ukrainian tour.

The American professor of economics at Chapman University and School of Law in Orange (California) and the founder of experimental economics delivered a lecture on topical issues of modern economic science. The lecture was free for all those interested; the students and faculty, as well as researchers of Karazin University and other universities of Kharkiv, took part in the event.

Vernon L. Smith has come to Ukraine due to the invitation by Roman Sheremeta, who is one of the top economists from Ukraine according to Forbes, and by the Young Scientists Council at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

After the world famous scientist’s presentation, Roman Sheremeta also lectured on actual economic issues.

The experimental economy was presented as the key trend of today’s and future economic research, the world being a huge laboratory and the biological basis of human economic behavior. The presenters regarded such terms as evolutionary biology and neuroeconomics.

Earlier on May 19, Vernon Lomax Smith was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Karazin University on a grand meeting of its Academic Board dedicated to Science Day.

Text: Olena Sokolynska

Photo: Focus