ST. GEORGE — Why are some countries rich and others poor? This is the question Dixie State University’s weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series will examine Tuesday, looking at basic facts pertaining to economic growth around the world. The lecture series is held in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the university campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George.
Phillip Garner, an assistant professor in DSU’s department of business, will present the free lecture, open to the public.
The lecture will explore various hypotheses that have been put forward as explanations for the wealth and poverty of nations. Additionally, Garner will discuss why the world is much wealthier today than it was in the past, as the standard of living that richer countries of the world enjoy today would have been unimaginable to distant ancestors.
As part of this discussion, the forum will address why not all countries have shared equally in the economic growth of the last two centuries.
A native of Las Vegas, Garner received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in economics from Brown University. He has extensively researched economic growth and development.
Additionally, Garner has published several academic articles on economic growth and has presented his research in conferences at Harvard and Oxford universities.
Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their world views via a 50-minute presentation. It is open to all and is free of charge.
Dixie Forum will continue Sept. 22 at noon in the Dunford Auditorium as Florence Bacabac, director of Dixie State University’s Women’s Resource Center, will present a forum titled “International Women in Focus.”
- What: Dixie Forum
- When: Tuesday, noon
- Where: Dunford Auditorium, Dixie State University 225 S. 700 East, St. George
- Contact: John Burns at 435-879-4712 or [email protected]
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