Professor Brian Kench and members of the Adam Smith Society visit the White House in the fall of 2011.Professors Robert Beekman, Joshua Hall and Brian Kench enjoy a moment with UT students at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, D.C. Adam Smith Society members pose in front of the Department of Treasury.
The Adam Smith Breakfast is a must for Tampa Bay area businesses operating in a global economy. The presentation includes an update on the Tampa Bay economy by Associate Professor Brian Kench, plus an outlook on the global macroeconomy by Associate Professor Vivekanand Jayakumar. Ample time for questions and answers will follow the presentations. Proceeds from the breakfast will support The Adam Smith Society, the honor society of the Department of Economics.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Individual Seats: $50
Table of Eight: $375 (six seats for executives, two seats for students)
The University of Tampa
Vaughn Center, 9th floor, Crescent Club
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Click here to register and pay for the event. Questions? Please contact Maria Torres, staff assistant in the College of Business, at (813) 257-3706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Adam Smith Society
The Adam Smith Society is a faculty mentored, College of Business honors society for students of economics and economic policy. Students demonstrating an outstanding interest and competence in the economic way of thinking are nominated by faculty for membership in the society.
The society exposes students to what economists do in the real world, introducing them to different points of view through enriched interaction with professional economists and community leaders who share an interest in real world economics.
One of the hallmarks of the society is an annual field visit to Washington, D.C. This past year, a group of nine students and three faculty members traveled to the District of Columbia on Oct. 28-29.
On the first day, the group met with an international economist working at the U.S. Treasury Department, the chief economist for the Senate Budget Committee, an economist in the industry division at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and a financial analyst and economic forecaster at the Federal Reserve Bank. The group also toured the U.S. Capitol building and Federal Reserve Bank’s Board of Governors board room.
On the second day, the group visited with economists at the Environmental Protection Agency, spent time with economists and analysts in the macroeconomic analysis and projections units at the Congressional Budget Office and met with the director of the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at the CATO Institute.
It is notable that five of the people with whom the group met are alumni of both UT and the society. These successful economists are excited to serve as mentors for current members, who in turn are energized by observing firsthand the opportunities created by earning a degree in economics from The University of Tampa.