McGee Public Policy Lecture Series
The McGee Lecture Fund was established in 1996 by Mr. William K. McGee, Jr. to support a lecture series intended to bring outstanding economists to campus in the Department of Economics at the College of Arts and Science.
2016 McGee Lecture
John Haltiwanger is a Distinguished University Professor and the Dudley and Louisa Dillard Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. His research uses longitudinal firm microdata to analyze the determinants of job creation, job destruction, and firm level productivity. His book, Job Creation and Job Destruction (with Steve Davis and Scott Schuh), characterizes how firms and workers in the manufacturing sector respond to economic turbulence, and has been highly influential with both academics and policymakers. Haltiwanger received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, and has previously served on the faculty of UCLA and Johns Hopkins. He is a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
PAST MCGEE LECTURERS
Thursday, March 12, 2015
"Irrational Exuberance Revisited"
Robert J. Shiller, Yale University
Thursday, February 19, 2009
"The Financial Crisis and the Recession: What is Happening and What Should the Government Do About It"
Robert E. Hall, Robert and Carole McNeil Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
"Income, aging, health and wellbeing: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll"
Angus Deaton, Princeton University
Monday, December 3rd, 2007
"Holdup, Assest Ownership, and Reference Points"
Oliver Hart, Harvard University
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
"Lawlessness and Economics: Alternative Institutions of Economic Governance"
Avinash Dixit, Princeton University
Thursday, November 3, 2005
"Monetary Policy in Brazil"
Marcelo Kfoury Muinhos, Central Bank of Brazil
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Topic: Politics and trade agreements
Mickey Kantor, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
"Healthy, Wealthy and Wise? The Causal Pathways between Health and Socioeconomic Status"
Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley, Nobel Laureate 2000
Thursday, March 27, 2003
"Social Security Reform"
Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nobel Laureate 2010
Wednesday April 17, 2002
"Life Earnings and Economic Development"
Robert E. Lucas, Jr, University of Chicago, Nobel Laureate 1995