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Hayek Lecture Series – The Puzzle of Prison Order: Why Life Behind Bars Varies Around the World?
August 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Many people think prisons are all the same—rows of cells filled with violent men whom officials rule with an iron fist. Yet, life behind bars varies in remarkable ways. Drawing on economics and a vast empirical literature on legal systems, David Skarbek, associate professor of political science at Brown University, explains why life on the inside varies in such fascinating and novel ways, and also how social order evolves and takes root behind bars. The hour’s conversation will include opportunity for audience Q&A. Registration required.
The Hayek Lecture Series brings leading scholars and writers to Duke University to talk about compelling issues related to the economy and society.