Charles Wheelan will speak about “Naked Trends: What Can Basic Economics Tell Us About The Future” on Mon., Feb. 15 @7pm in the Young Auditorium. This talk is part of the 2009/2010 Contemporary Issues Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Letters and Sciences.
Charles Wheelan is a faculty member at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and a former Midwest correspondent for The Economist. He writes Yahoo! Finance’s “Naked Economics” column, and he also has written for various publications such as the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.
His 2003 book, Naked economics: Undressing the dismal science, attempts to make economics more accessible for nonexperts. UWW students and staff may borrow it from other UW libraries via the free Universal Borrowing service. The article “Of pies and men” (Across the Board, Jan/Feb 2004, vol. 41:no.1, pp. 7-8) provides a brief excerpt from the book.