David D. Friedman

David Friedman is one of the biggest names of the Chicago school of economics today, continuing the legacy of his father, Milton Friedman, founder of the Monetarist School of Thought.

He graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s in Chemistry and Physics, and received his master’s and doctorate in Physics from the University of Chicago. Even so, he decided to focus on his passions: economics and law. Even so, he decided to focus on his passions: economics and law. In his most famous book, “The Machinery of Freedom”, he defends the capitalist and free market system and presents his vision of how the roles that a State performs in society, nowadays, can be performed voluntarily by the free market, including the legal system. He is also the author of more than 6 books on economics, law and libertarianism, including “Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World” and “Legal Systems Very Different From Ours”. He gives lectures all over the world, teaching us to see the effects of economic and legal policies beyond the visible, on one group, and, more importantly, the effects that are not immediately visible, on everyone else.

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Market Failures: an argument for, or against, government? (in English) In-person seminar: Amphitheater 118 | Main Building – School of Economics and Management, University of Porto