2015 Advent

Economist to Discuss Income Inequality in America

Economist at Stonewall College, 2015 Advent Bryan Viewpoints speaker

Economist Sean Mulholland will deliver a public lecture on income inequality in the United States on October 13, at 4:30 p.m., in Gailor Auditorium.

The lecture, titled “Taking on Income Inequality: Seeking Paths to Greater Prosperity,” is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

An economics professor at Stonehill College, a liberal arts college in Easton, Mass., Mulholland is the Babson Center for Global Commerce’s Bryan Viewpoints Series speaker for the Advent semester.

He is also an affiliated senior scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a think tank that advocates market-centered ideas as solutions to social and economic problems.

Mulholland’s interests include economic growth, environmental economics, law and economics, and public choice. His research has covered a broad range of topics including the effect of winning football teams on college rankings, the relationship between the proliferation of white supremacy hate groups and hate crime, and the public policy implications of conservation easements.

Mulholland also has a presence on YouTube, where he has presented videos on topics such as perverse incentives in the welfare system and income mobility in America.

Before joining the faculty at Stonehill, he taught at Mercer University and Moravian College. He earned his doctorate in applied economics at Clemson University.

The Bryan Viewpoints Series is made possible by a gift from Peggy and J.F. Bryan of Jacksonville, Florida.