Dan Klein to talk at SNAC May 14

Dear Friends of SNAC,

As you might have heard, Dan Klein has accepted a job at George Mason
University so he will be leaving the Bay Area after this semester. On
May 14, join us for Dan Klein's last talk at Saturday Night Anarchy
Club as a member of Santa Clara University. The location is at the
usual Vista Del Lago Clubhouse (directions below).

Starting in the Fall 2005, SNAC will continue on as the Sunday Night
Anarchy Club and will have an improved location in Downtown San Jose
(a few hundred hards from all the bars!). Details will be posted this
Summer.

Regards,
Ed

SNAC Announcement

All Are Welcome:

Prof. Dan Klein of Santa Clara University will talk at Saturday
Anarchy Club on Saturday May 14. The topic will be:

Is There a Free-Market Economist in the House?
The Policy Views of American Economic Association Members

By
Daniel B. Klein and Charlotta Stern

Abstract: Ordinary people as well as economists themselves often
suppose or imply that free-market economists constitute a significant
portion of all economists. We surveyed American Economic Association
members and asked their views on 18 specific forms of government
activism. We find that about 8 percent of AEA members can be
considered supporters of free-market principles, and that less than 3
percent may be called strong supporters. The data is broken down by
voting behavior (Democratic or Republican), and we show that even the
average Republican AEA member is "middle-of-the-road," not
free-market. We offer several possible explanations of the mismatch
between economists' actual views and the views attributed to them.

            7:15 - 7:30: Reception and socializing (light
refreshments provided)

            7:30 - 9:00: Seminar presentation and formal discussion

            9:00 - 10:00: -- open interaction --

            10:00 pm: The meeting is over.

SNAC is held four times per year and entails a forty-five minute
academic presentation plus a forty-five minute discussion.

As always, refreshments and socializing!

Details:

For more information, go to the SNAC website:
http://www.sjsu.edu/stringham/snac/

If you prefer not to be emailed about upcoming talks simply reply to
this email. We hope to see you at our events.

Directions to Vista Del Lago Clubhouse in Santa Clara:

Directions from the Peninsula traveling on 280 South: Exit Saratoga
Avenue in Santa Clara (not the Saratoga exit in Sunnyvale!). At top
of exit ramp, take a left onto Saratoga. Go through a few lights and
take a left onto Stevens Creek Blvd. Then a quick, first right onto
Buckingham (not a traffic light). Continue down Buckingham about 500
yards (past Keystone) to the end of the street. Vista Del Lago is on
the right. Park on Buckingham or one of the other nearby streets (you
might have to go over to Mauricia). The Clubhouse is in the interior
of the complex. Look for the Directory or ask someone where the
Clubhouse is.

Directions from downtown San Jose traveling on 280 North: Exit
Saratoga Avenue in Santa Clara (not the Saratoga exit in Sunnyvale!).
At top of exit ramp, take a right onto Saratoga. Go through a few
lights and take a left onto Stevens Creek Blvd. Then a quick, first
right onto Buckingham (not a traffic light). Continue down Buckingham
about 500 yards (past Keystone) to the end of the street. Vista Del
Lago is on the right. Park on Buckingham or one of the other nearby
streets (you might have to go over to Mauricia). The Clubhouse is in
the interior of the complex. Look for the Directory or ask someone
where the Clubhouse is.