Photo of Charles Baird. He was Professor of Economics at California State University, East Ba y (CSUEB) from 1973 to his retirement in July 2007. He was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Business and Economics from 2005 - 2007. He has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala.

Charles Baird, professor emeritus of economics, will kick off the 2012-13 Smith Center speaker series.

CSUEB Smith Center announces 2012-13 speaker series

  • September 24, 2012 5:00am

The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies kicks off their 2012-2013 speaker series with Cal State East Bay Professor Emeritus of Economics Charles Baird discussing American Unionism and Freedom of Association on October 10.

2012-2013 speakers include:

October 10, 2012

Charles Baird, professor emeritus of economics

California State University, East Bay

American Unionism and Freedom of Association

November 14, 2012

Randal O'Toole, Cato Institute

Gridlock: Why We're Stuck In Traffic and What to Do About It

December 5, 2012

Jonathan Williams, American Legislative Exchange Council

Rich States, Poor States

January 30, 2013

Vicki Alger, Independent Women's Forum

School Choice

February 20, 2013

Roger Garrison, Auburn University

The Anatomy of Boom and Bust: Hayek was Right

March 13, 2013

Todd Zywicki, George Mason University

The Not-So-Good-Old-Days of Consumer Credit

April 24, 2013

Victor Matheson, College of the Holy Cross

Stadiums, Mega Events, and Public Finance Follies

May 29, 2013 

Leo Kahane, Providence College

State Gun Laws and the Interstate Export of Crime Guns

The Smith Center is a free-market think tank at Cal State East Bay offering lectures, research, seminars, conferences, and courses for future leaders in business and society to learn how the principle of free enterprise builds a strong economy. All events are scheduled to take place in room 311 of the old University Union at 2:00pm. For more information: visit the Smith Center Web site: http://www.thesmithcenter.org/

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