The Adam Smith Society

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About Us

Adam Smith Society is a community dedicated to exploring the links among the economy, government, and society. The Society believes that business, entrepreneurship, and commerce are wellsprings that keep this country vibrant, creative, prosperous, and free. Through debate and discussion, the Society aims to advance this idea on campus and among business leaders.









Members Benefits

America's heritage of liberty and prosperity owes much to innovators and entrepreneurs; those who dared to follow their dreams, took risks, and had the freedom to create and build. Historically, captains of industry have not only driven the growth of the economy, but they have also been among the foremost advocates of the free enterprise system, publicly expounding the broader societal benefits of the market economy. The future prosperity of our nation will depend, in no small part, on tomorrow's business leaders' continuing in this tradition of promoting free markets. The Adam Smith Society works to provide a venue where this discussion of foundational ideas can be explored and applied to the current economic environment. We believe that MBA students should acquire more than just an expertise in areas such as management, marketing, and quantitative analysis—as important as these skills are. They should also come to understand—and be able to defend—the nature of the economic system that fosters job creation, wealth generation, the alleviation of poverty globally, and scientific innovation. Adam Smith Society is the only club with affiliate chapters across all the top business schools in United States and thus, it provides access to business school students to the wider MBA community to engage in free-flow of ideas and forge longer-term connections which sustain even after one graduates the MBA program. In addition to joining the NYU Chapter, it is highly encouraged that members also join the National Chapter at the basic level to take full-advantage of the programming and fully-paid treks organized by the National Chapter. Click:

Events & Activities

We bring leading policy speakers to campus to speak on and debate current events.

Exclusive Resources

Our national organization offers all-expenses-paid trips around the country and the globe to connect current students.


Membership in The Adam Smith Society extends beyond NYU to 34 other school chapters and professional chapters in 9 major US cities.

Our Team

Billy Xu Profile

Billy Xu

VP of Events
Alexander Never Profile

Alexander Never

VP Finance/Treasurer
Robert Zhang Profile

Robert Zhang

Stephen Haugse Profile

Stephen Haugse

VP or Recruitment/Marketing


Adam Smith Society

44 West 4th Street
New York City NY 10012
United States