Special breakfast meet for Chamber members
The Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will host a special breakfast/meeting on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 a.m., The Country Inn, with guest speaker Dr. Russell Sobel, Professor of Economics from West Virginia University.
Dr. Sobel will present a summary of his book, "Unleashing Capitalism: Why Prosperity Stops at the West Virginia Border and How to Fix It." This book, a collection of articles by 25 authors, explains why West Virginia's economy has historically lagged behind other states, and contains suggestions for specific policy reforms that would promote prosperity and long-run economic growth in West Virginia.
Chamber members and the public can register for the meeting by calling the Chamber office at 258-3738.
Russell S. Sobel is Professor of Economics and holder of the James Clark Coffman Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at West Virginia University. He has published over 75 books and articles on economic policy, including a nationally-best-selling collegiate Principles of Economics textbook.
Dr. Sobel served as the founding Director of the WVU Entrepreneurship Center from 2002-2006. His research on FEMA has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The Economist Magazine, as well as appearances on CNBC, CSPAN and the CBS Evening News. He has received numerous awards for both his teaching and research.
Dr. Sobel gives lectures and teaches economic principles at various seminars across the country each year, including an annual course in economics for U.S. Congressional Staff. He also serves on the advisory boards of five major professional and academic organizations, and as Senior Economist and Director of the Center for Economic Growth for the Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia. He received his Ph.D.