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TEDxLansing - Ross B. Emmett - Innovation is an Act of Love

Ross B. Emmett is a professor in James Madison College at Michigan State University (MSU) and co-director of the college's Michigan Center for Innovation & Economic Prosperity. His teaching deals with the central question of comparative economic governance: what is the relationship between basic economic institutions and their legal, cultural and political contexts? His research concerns both the history of how modern societies have answered that question and how today's answers affect liberty, innovation and entrepreneurship. Emmett is the lead editor of Research in the History of Economic Thought & Methodology, a research annual published in three volumes a year by Emerald. In 2009 he published "Frank Knight and the Chicago School in the History of American Economics." He has edited five collections of material about the history of economics, including the "Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics" (forthcoming in 2010) and "Great Bubbles," an interdisciplinary examination of the financial crises of the 17th and 18th centuries. Downloaded articles from his research on the Social Science Research Network ( place him among the top 10 percent of authors on that network. Apart from his current project -- The Constitution of Innovation — Emmett is also working on a fictionalized account of the historical relationship between John Law and Richard Cantillon during the European financial crisis of the early 1700s and an intellectual biography of Frank Knight. Emmett is a U.S. and Canadian citizen and often uses Canadian comparisons when discussing political economy issues. He lived in western Canada for more than 20 years before starting his career at MSU. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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