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Seminars and Research

The Department's research activities indicate the range and depth of intellectual interests of the faculty. Some of the current research appears in the Department's own working paper series.

The seminars attract important scholars from around the world.

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Notable and distinguished visitors to the Economics Department

2014

The McGee Public Policy Lecture Series: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
"A Tale of Two Delayed Economic Recoveries: the 1930s and Today"
Lee E. Ohanian, University of California, Los Angeles

2013

David Steine Memorial Lecture Series: Monday, September 30, 2013
"Beauty Pays"
Daniel S. Hamermesh, University of Texas at Austin

David Steine Memorial Lecture: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
"Smart Markets for a Smart Electrical Grid"
John Ledyard, California Institute of Technology

The McGee Public Policy Lecture Series: Friday, April 5, 2013
"The Economic Perspective on Climate Change"
William Nordhaus, Yale University

2012

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
"The Career-Family Conundrum"
Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University
[video]

2011

David Steine Memorial Lecture: Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Chris Sims, Princeton University, Nobel Laureate 2011
"Do Deficits and Monetary Expansion in the US Pose an Inflation Risk?" [video]

2010

David Steine Memorial Lecture: Thursday, April 1, 2010
Dale Mortensen, Northwestern University, Nobel Laureate 2010
"Firm Heterogeneity: A reason some similar people are paid differently" [video]

2007

Senior Class Day: May 10, 2007
Muhammad Yunus, Vanderbilt Alumnus, Nobel Peace Prize 2006, Presidential Medal of Freedom: 2009

2006

AEA Seminar: Monday, February 6, 2006
Thomas Sargent, New York University, Nobel Laureate 2011
"Jobs & Unemployment in Macroeconomic Theory: A Turbulence Laboratory"

2005

David Steine Memorial Lecture: Thursday, September 8, 2005
Reinhard Selten, University of Bonn, Nobel Laureate 1994
"Stationary Equilibrium Concepts for Experimental 2 by 2 Games"

David Steine Memorial Lecture: Tuesday, February 1st, 2005
George A. Akerlof, University of California at Berkeley, Nobel Laureate 2001
"Identity and the Economics of Organizations" [video]

Georgescu-Roegen Lecture in Economics: Friday, January 28, 2005
Muhammad Yunus, Vanderbilt Alumnus, Nobel Peace Prize 2006, Presidential Medal of Freedom: 2009

2004

The McGee Public Policy Lecture Series: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley, Nobel Laureate 2000
"Healthy, Wealthy and Wise? The Causal Pathways between Health and Socioeconomic Status"

2003

The McGee Public Policy Lecture Series: Thursday, March 27, 2003
Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nobel Laureate 2010
"Social Security Reform"

2002

The McGee Public Policy Lecture Series: Wednesday April 17, 2002
Robert E. Lucas, Jr, University of Chicago, Nobel Laureate 1995
"Life Earnings and Economic Development"

The McGee Public Policy Lecture Series: Friday, April 5, 2002
John Nash Jr., Princeton University, Nobel Laureate 1994
”Ideal Money”

 

Seminars and Research

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