Economics is often called “the dismal science.” Unlike the natural sciences, economics does not seem to be subject to rigid laws. However, like medical research, which seeks to find cures for human disease, economic theory does try to find solutions to society’s economic ills such as inflation, unemployment and banking crises.
David Dawson, retired physiologist and former director of the MDI Biological Laboratory, will discuss the history of interactions between natural science and economics, focusing on the origin of economic ideas.
The MDI Science Cafe Series is graciously sponsored by The Swan Agency/Cross Insurance.
The location of this MDI Science Café is the Kinne Library at the MDI Biological Laboratory, located at 159 Old Bar Harbor Rd in Salisbury Cove, Maine.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. You may pre-register for this event. A physical ticket is not needed for entry.
MDI Science Cafés are offered in fulfillment of the institution’s mission to promote scientific literacy and increase public engagement with science. The popular events offer a chance to hear directly from speakers about trends in science. Short presentations delivered in everyday language are followed by lively, informal discussion.