Dr. Michael Cox, Special Guest for 2019 Koch Lecture Series

  McMurry University
  Monday, February 11, 2019 4:29 PM
  Archives 2018 - 2019

Abilene, TX


Dr. W. Michael Cox

Founding Director, O’Neill Center for Global Markets & Freedom
Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

11:00 am - NOON
February 28, 2019

Matthews Auditorium, Old Main
McMurry University

Have you ever wondered why mobile phone cost went from $3,995 for a “brick” to less than $399 for a “modern” model today? Consumer demand improves quality and impacts product pricing making them readily available to all people.When free markets are at work, advances in competition, technology,and transparency eliminate economic divide. Dr. Cox will lead an insightful presentation showcasing the positive influences of capitalism on the global economy and its affect in reducing poverty.

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Cox.pngMichael Cox is founding director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. The focus of the O'Neil Center is the study of the impact of competitive market forces on freedom and prosperity in the global economy. He is formerly Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where he served for 25 years advising the President on monetary and other economic policies. He holds the unique distinction of being the Federal Reserve System’s only Chief Economist in history.

Cox is widely published in the nation's leading business press, Fed publications and academic journals.   He is the author of numerous op ed articles for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, and Investor’s Business Daily and his work has appeared in numerous major newspapers and magazines worldwide. 

Dr. Cox has comprehensively documented the progress in America’s living standards and the mechanism which delivers it—free markets.  He battles economic doomsayers in his book, Myths of Rich and Poor, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  He has contributed to a number of public policy issues, and his research is frequently designated as required reading for Congress.

He is Past President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, a CATO Institute Adjunct Scholar, Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies, Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, and a Distinguished Scholar of his undergraduate alma mater Hendrix College. His thirty nine years of university teaching include Virginia Tech, the University of Rochester and Southern Methodist University.

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