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McGee Public Policy Lecture Series

"Irrational Exuberance Revisited"


Robert J. Shiller
Sterling Professor of Economics
Yale University

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Central Library Community Room



Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets.

Professor Shiller will discuss the new third edition (Princeton 2015) of his book Irrational Exuberance, which originally was published at the peak of the Millennium Boom in 2000, and which he presented in a lecture at Vanderbilt in that year. This new lecture will use the new edition's behavioral economics analysis to try to make some sense of the  housing boom and crash after 2000, the 2008 financial crisis, and the booms in the stock, bond and housing markets leading into 2015.



Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
"A Tale of Two Delayed Economic Recoveries: the 1930s and Today"
Lee E. Ohanian , University of California, Los Angeles 

Friday, Aprtil 5th, 2013
"The Economic Perspective on Climate Change"
William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics; Cowles Foundation, Yale University

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

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
"Inequality at Birth: Some Causes and Consequences"
Janet Currie, Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics, Columbia 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

Monday, December 1, 2008
"The Case for Inheritance Taxation"
Robin Boadway, David Chadwick Smith Chair in Economics at Queen's 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

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