Part I: East, Southwest, East Again1. Yankee Land2. West with the
Night3. Arizona and E-Commerce in the lab4. My Friends Were Finally
Right5. Wives, Daughters, and SonsPart II: Rethinking Recessions,
Markets, Adam Smith and Religion6. Home Again: Chapman University7.
Economic Collapse, 2007-8: Would 1929 Be Reborn in Anemic Growth?8.
Kinds of Markets: The Good, the Volatile and the Sometimes Ugly9.
Reconnecting Modern Economics with its Classical Origins:
Discovering Adam Smith10. Faith and the Compatibility of Science
Vernon L. Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his groundbreaking work in experimental economics. Dr. Smith has joint appointments with the Argyros School of Business & Economics and the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University, and he is part of a team that will create and run the new Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman. Dr. Smith has authored or co-authored more than 300 articles and books on capital theory, finance, natural resource economics and experimental economics. He serves or has served on the board of editors of the American Economic Review, Cato Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Science, Economic Theory, Economic Design, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Journal of Economic Methodology. He is past president of the Public Choice Society, the Economic Science Association, the Western Economic Association and the Association for Private Enterprise Education.