RIT Gosnell Lecture Focuses on Valuing Public Goods




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Placing value on those things we take for granted, such as clean air, public parks and national defense, will be the subject of the first Arthur J. Gosnell lecture of the academic year at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Scholar Philip Graves will give his talk, “Valuing Public Goods,” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the B. Thomas Golisano College Auditorium on the RIT campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Graves, professor of economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has written extensively about environmental economics, urban and regional economics, monetary economics and applied price theory.

“We all use public goods, and our willingness to pay for them affects the level at which public goods are provided,” notes Amit Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics in RIT's College of Liberal Arts. “It's salient to comprehend how they are valued.”

The Gosnell lecture series brings prominent scholars to campus throughout the year to give accessible, public talks that typically pertain to the environment.

For more information, call 585-475-2057.