Chicago | “Economic Cascades of the Pandemic”

May 4, 2022

May 4, 2022

6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

412 Rockwell Court, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

$0 - $20

Event Description

AIER’s Bastiat Society program in Chicago will host an in-person event with Peter C. Earle, AIER Research Faculty.

AIER’s Bastiat Society program in Chicago will host an in-person event with Peter C. Earle, AIER Research Faculty.

The policy response to the Covid pandemic – lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, social distancing, compulsory masking, and so on – have been a source of great controversy. The economic, social, and political fallout from those government choices continue to have effects on global citizens. In this talk, Earle discusses his upcoming book on some of the overlooked but noteworthy unintended consequences of those policies. In doing so, their far-reaching consequences are exposed, and the Hayekian notion of economics as the study of how little men know and can design is illustrated.



6:00 PM – 6:15 PM: Networking Reception w/ Pizza & Beverages

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Speaker Presentation

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Member Reception


Meeting Registration Fees:

$0 for Founding Members

$0 for Annual Members

$20 for Non-Members

$0 for Actively enrolled university students


About the Speaker:

Peter C. Earle is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2018. Prior to that he spent over 20 years as a trader and analyst at a number of securities firms and hedge funds in the New York metropolitan area, as well as running a gaming and cryptocurrency consultancy.

His research focuses on financial markets, cryptocurrencies, monetary policy-related issues, the economics of games, and problems in economic measurement. He has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, NPR, and in numerous other media outlets and publications.Pete holds an MA in Applied Economics from American University, an MBA (Finance), and a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.


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About the Organizers

AIER’s Bastiat Society program is a global network of business professionals committed to advancing free trade, individual freedom, and responsible governance. Our chapters host over 200 lectures, discussions, seminars, workshops, and conferences in over 20 countries each year.

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