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Past Events


Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
Burkett Miller Lecture Series

Join us on Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's University Center Auditorium. You are invited to attend the lecture with a reception to follow. 

The Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series is a forum for scientific inquiry which brings internationally recognized scholars to the UTC community to speak on topics critical to an understanding of the Market Economy. Peter Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University, is the 2023 Distinguished Lecturer.

Speaker: Dr. Peter Boettke 

Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: UTC University Center Auditorium

710 E. 5th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403



Adult Education Course

Teaching Free Enterprise - Teacher Training Workshop

Description: Join us on June 23, 2022, from 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET to hear from economists Dr. Robert Lawson and Dr. Meg Tuszynski, on the following topics: Trade, Economic Freedom of the World, Markets, and Government, and Environmental Economics. This professional development event is completely free and will be hosted on UTC"s campus. Please see the agenda listed below and attached for your convenience for more details.

Speakers: Robert Lawson and Meg Tuszynski

Date: Thursday, June 23rd

Time: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET

Location: Rollins College of Business 326 Fletcher Hall:

601 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga TN 37403


Why Thomas Sowell Matters

Description: Join us for a rich discussion about how Sowell’s scholarship relates to our ongoing debates about inequality, race, school choice, and social justice.

Speaker: Jason Riley

Date: September 22nd

Location: UC Tennessee Room

Links: Speaker Biography and Thomas Sowell


How Wars are Run: Lessons from the War on Terror

March 2022

The Probasco Chair invited Christopher Coyne a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Associate Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center to speak at this year's Burkett Miller Lecture Series. He is a premier scholar on the relationship between war and economics and has authored four books. His book, "After War: the Political Economy of Exporting Democracy" (2008) was featured at the event. It was also the book featured for the Spring 22 Economics Book Club.

SMU Webinar June 2021

Bad Batches and Brown Acid: Unintended Consequences of Drug Prohibition

Spring 2022

Audrey Redford presented on the unintended consequences of drug prohibition as well as interventionism and entrepreneurship in illicit drug markets.


Featuring Brandon Cline

Fall 2021

The Student Managed Investment Learning Experience (SMILE) Fund was formed in February 2015 and officially received funds totaling $250,000 from the UC Foundation on July 1, 2015. The fund has now grown to have over $600,000 in assets under management. Learn more from an experienced financial expert!


What is Bitcoin Really Worth?

Featuring William J. Luther

Fall 2021

TFE Workshop August 2021

UTC partnered with MTSU's Center for Economic Education and the Teaching Free Enterprise institute to host a workshop for economics educators. Click on the button below for access to these materials. 

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SMU Webinar June 2021

UTC partnered with the SMU Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom to host a webinar for economics educators. Click on the button below for access to these materials. 

Burkett Miller Spring 2021 - Dr. William Easterly

In addition to hosting a number of international conferences, the Probasco Chair also hosts the Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series, an annual event that brings notable scholars, practitioners and thinkers to the UTC campus to address topics critical to understanding the market economy.

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