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The Keynesian Revolution forever changed the way we think about, teach, and learn economics. But the Keynesian approach to the world changed the broader culture as well, leaving us bereft of a clear vision of human flourishing in our economic life.

This lecture will be livestreamed @ 12 noon on November 14 for those who cannot join in person.

Group discounts for schools and other organizations available.
Register and pre-pay for 4 lectures and get the 5th free. Call 616.454.3080 to order.

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Victor Claar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics

Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University

Professor Victor V. Claar is associate professor of economics in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, where he holds the BB&T Distinguished Professorship in Free Enterprise. He holds a BA in business administration from Houghton College in New York, where he completed a second major in mathematics.  He earned both his master’s and PhD in economics at West Virginia University, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Ronald Balvers. Professor Claar is a former Fulbright Scholar, having spent a year giving graduate lectures and conducting research at the American University of Armenia. 

While you may have heard that economics was once dubbed the “dismal science,” Professor Claar’s work demonstrates that this field is quite the opposite, especially when it does what Professor Claar does: combine sobering analysis and Christian principles to offer a vision of hope. He has a long record of publications, including his influential book, Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy and Life Choices, now in its tenth printing and recently translated into Chinese. Professor Claar is also the author of Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution. His scholarly articles have appeared in several peer-reviewed outlets including Applied Economics, Public Finance Review, Faith & Economics, and the Journal of Markets & Morality. He currently serves the Acton Institute as an Affiliate Scholar in Economics. His latest book (with coauthor Greg Forster), John Maynard Keynes and the Rise of Economic Materialism: We're All Dead, is scheduled to be published in 2019 by Palgrave Macmillan.You can follow him on Twitter at @victorclaar.

Event Details

Start Date


Acton Institute | Mark Murray Auditorium
98 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States


11:30 a.m. Doors open
12:00 p.m. Lecture begins
12:30 p.m. Q&A
1:00 p.m. Lecture ends


$15 General | $10 Student
Includes box lunch and beverage

(Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee a box lunch.)

Group discounts for schools and other organizations available.
Register and pre-pay for 4 lectures and get the 5th free. Call 616.454.3080 to order.


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