GREENVILLE — Richard Epstein, renowned scholar and one of the most cited law professors in the U.S., will be the featured speaker Oct. 17 at the Clemson University College of Business’ Greenville location.

Richard Epstein, Tullock Lecture, Information Economy Project, The Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity

Richard Epstein

The Tullock Lecture series event is co-sponsored by the Clemson Information Economy Project and the Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity, both housed in the John E. Walker Department of Economics.

Epstein will deliver his Tullock Lecture, “Regulating Hours and Wages in the Age of Uber,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Greenville ONE, 1 North Main St., Greenville. A reception will precede the lecture at 5 p.m. To register for the event, click on Tullock Lecture-Richard Epstein.

Twentieth century regulations, such as the minimum wage and overtime pay, pose real challenges for employers with the advent of a 21st century sharing economy and such businesses as Uber and Lyft. Epstein will analyze how hours and overtime are defined when apps govern transactions and workers are partners, not employees.

Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at the NYU Law School, has served as the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000 and is a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Law. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a winner of the Bradley Prize, awarded annually by the Bradley Foundation to “innovative thinkers.”

The Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity is a physical and intellectual hub of academic scholarship and undergraduate education that explores the role of business in generating societal good. It is directed by Reed Watson, professor of practice, John E. Walker Department of Economics.

The Clemson Information Economy Project is directed by Thomas W. Hazlett, H.H. Macaulay Endowed professor of economics. For more information on the lecture or the activities of the Information Economy Project, go to or email