Cato University’s College of Economics is based on the conviction that economics shouldn’t be limited only to specialists. Economics is a way of thinking, a tool for decision-making, and a basis for action. It’s the necessary foundation for understanding government, business, and society generally.

Top economics professors from Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the Cato Institute will solidify expertise on the basics and core issues, and then help attendees apply those tools to today’s most pressing issues.

In this one-of-a-kind learning environment, attendees will join others from around the country who care about the direction of America and the world — individuals who aren’t content to let government experts or populist politicians direct “the economy,” but who want an economic order that’s based on freedom and justice and that delivers prosperity.


Vernon Smith, Nobel Laureate in Economics and senior fellow at the Cato Institute.

Jeffrey Miron, director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and director of economic studies at the Cato Institute.

Lynne Kiesling, Associate Professor of Instruction, Northwestern University.

Dan Ikenson, director of the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies.

Tom G. Palmer, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, director of Cato University, and George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty and Executive Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network.