Do Markets Make Us Selfish?

Do Markets Make Us Selfish?

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About the Webinar

Critics of markets often argue that market competition encourages people to engage in immoral behavior that makes them more selfish, highly competitive, and materialistic. Proponents of markets have long argued that market participation has a civilizing effect and encourages people to practice virtuous behavior like honesty and prudence. This presentation will explore both sides of this debate and provide an overview of the related evidence empirical evidence.

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About the Speaker

Rosemarie Fike

Rosemarie Fike is an Instructor of Economics at Texas Christian University and a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute. She received her M.A. in Economics at George Mason University, and her Ph.D. in Economics at Florida State University. She is an alumna of the Mercatus Center’s MA Fellowship and Adam Smith Fellowship programs. Her current research focuses on understanding the effects that different types of economic institutions have on the lives and status of women. She is the author of the Fraser Institute's Women and Progress report. In 2017, she received the Addington Prize for Measurement. Her scholarly work has been published in the Eastern Economics Journal, Journal of Economic Education, and Journal of Benefit/Cost Analysis. She has published opinion editorials in news outlets such as US News and World Report, The Hill, and Roll Call.

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