Posts Tagged ‘Emily Chamlee-Wright’

Hurricane Katrina and the Marketplace

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

The Mercatus Institute, “a university-based research center [that] works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives,” has a web page devoted to research on Hurricane Katrina. Questions explored by the Mercatus researchers include: How did New Orleans communities that have recovered since Katrina do so? What effect did social entrepreneurship have on their recovery? What kinds of government policies could facilitate a quicker recovery from future disasters? Among the experts featured are two CEE Guest Speakers, Emily Chamlee-Wright and Steven Horwitz.

Watch our video interview with Dr. Chamlee-Wright in which she talks about her research on some of the above issues.

Also, watch our interview with Dr. Horwitz on the role of Wal-Mart in New Orleans’ recovery.

Finally, explore Mercatus’ fascinating website here.

Video interview with Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Below is a ten-minute video interview of CEE’s executive director Dr. Stephen Hicks with our Fall 2008 guest speaker Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright, discussing her research on entrepreneurship in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Emily Chamlee-Wright interviewed in the Rockford Register Star

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

The Rockford Register Star recently interviewed one of our Fall 2008 guest speakers, Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright. In the interview, Dr. Chamlee-Wright discusses her current research on post-Katrina recovery in New Orleans.

Fall 2008 Speakers

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its Fall 2008 guest speakers:

September 3rd: Dr. Terry Noel
September 29th: Anil Singh-Molares
November 5th: Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright

Dr. Terry Noel (Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder) is Associate Professor of Management and Quantitative Methods at Illinois State University. He teaches classes in Entrepreneurship and Management. Dr. Noel’s research has been published in journals including The Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. He studies the process of entrepreneurial learning and how entrepreneurial thinking can benefit both start ups and established organizations. He also does research in the field of employee reactions to computer monitoring. Professor Noel will speak on The Virtuous Entrepreneur, in Scarborough 4 at 3 PM.

Anil Singh-Molares is CEO of EchoMundi, an international consulting, research and product development company based in Bellevue, Washington. Prior to founding EchoMundi, he worked for twelve years at the Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, where he was Senior Director of Vendor Relations and a recipient of the Microsoft Achievement Award. He is also currently a member of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Mr. Singh-Molares will speak on Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts. Further details will be announced as they arise, and will also be posted at our website.

Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright (Ph.D., George Mason University) is a Mercatus senior research scholar and Professor of Economics at Beloit College. Her research interests include development economics and cultural economics. She writes and teaches about indigenous markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Chamlee-Wright is the author of The Cultural Foundations of Economic Development (Routledge 1997) and Culture and Enterprise, co-authored with Don Lavoie (Routledge 2000). Professor Chamlee-Wright will speak on Entrepreneurship in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, in Scarborough 4 at 3 PM.

The flyer for this announcement is available here (PDF). Please contact us at if you have any questions or would like more information.