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Steine Lecture Series

The David Steine Lectureship was established in 1978 by multiple donors to provide support for an annual lecture in the Department of Economics at the College of Arts and Science. The lecture honors former Vanderbilt Professor David L. Steine, and addresses an economic problem of interest to the general public.

2017-18 David Steine Lectures

Goldberg

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg
Yale University
“Trade Policy in an Era of Growing Inequality”

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Buttrick Hall 102
4-5:30 pm, with reception to follow

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg is the William K. Lanman Jr., Professor of Economics at Yale University and Co-Editor of the American Economic Review. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Economic Review from 2011 to 2017. She is Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2010-11 and the Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences in 2003, Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and Board Member of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). Prior to Yale, she was faculty at Princeton and Columbia University. She has published numerous articles in the areas of applied microeconomics, international trade, and industrial organization. Her current research interests include the effects of trade liberalization on growth and the income distribution, the effects of intellectual property rights enforcement in developing countries, and the determinants of incomplete exchange rate pass-through. Professor Goldberg holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of Freiburg, Germany and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

PAST STEINE LECTURERS

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Olivier Blanchard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
"State of the Advanced Economies:  Forces, Interactions, Uncertainties"

Monday, November 14, 2016
Narayana Kocherlakota, University of Rochester
"Room for Improvement in the U.S. Economy"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Robert Porter, Northwestern University
"Empirical Analysis and Auction Design"
[video]

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Alvin Roth, Stanford University
"Who Gets What and Why--The New Economics of Matching and Market Design"
[video]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Kyle Bagwell, Stanford University
"The W.T.O.: Purpose, Design, and Challenges"

Monday, September 30, 2013
Daniel S. Hamermesh, University of Texas at Austin
"Beauty Pays" [video]

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
John O. Ledyard, Allen and Lenabelle Davis Professor of Economics and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology
"Smart Markets for a Smart Electrical Grid" [video]

Monday, November 14th, 2011
Matthew O. Jackson, William D. Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University
"Lessons from Network Economics: Communication, Influence, and Trust" [video]

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

Monday, October 4th, 2010
François Bourguignon, Director of the Paris School of Economics and former Chief Economist for the World Bank
"Global Inequality" [video]

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
John Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
"Getting Off Track: How Government Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis"  [video]

Thursday, November 15th, 2007
Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University
"International Specialization: New Perspectives"

Thursday, November 2, 2006
N. Gregory Mankiw, Harvard University

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

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
Daron Acemoglu, MIT
"Rethinking the Wealth of Nations"

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

Monday, October 27th, 2003
Ronald W. Jones, the Xerox Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester
"Globalization and the Theory of Input Trade"

Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Martin Feldstein, Harvard University
"Preventing Economic Crisis"