Bart Wilson providing direct instruction to students in a small setting
Smith Institute for Political Economics and Philosophy

» Our Mission

The Smith Institute's broad mission is

  • to reintegrate the study of the humanities and economics in the spirit of Adam Smith, the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, and

  • to recombine research and undergraduate education as a discovery process in the spirit of Vernon Smith, the progenitor of experimental economics.

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