May 17, 2012, 6:00 pm., Discovery Room of the Student Union (E 163), Wright State University, Dayton, OH

How Money Came About: Temples, Taxes or Traders?
Seminar with Alla Semenova, Assistant Professor of Economics, Dickinson College


Semenova, Alla. 2011. The Origins of Money: Evaluating Chartalist and Metallist Theories in the Context of Ancient Greece and Mesopotamia, PhD dissert. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.

Semenova, A. 2011. “Would You Barter With God? Why Holy Debts and not Profane Markets Created Money,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology 70.2: 376–400.

Cosponsored by the Departments of Religion, Philosophy and Classics and the Department of Economics, Wright State University
The seminar is part of the Pisediscalzi Lecture Series. Dr. Nicholas Pisediscalzi was the founding chair of the Religion Department and a life-long student of the dialectic of Religion and Culture—especially Art, literature, and Politics.