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Steine Lecture Series

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

2017-18 David Steine Lectures

Bernanke

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Ben S. Bernanke
Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution; Former Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve

"A Conversation with Ben Bernanke"

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
4:10-5:30 pm, with reception to follow
Sarratt Cinema, on the Vanderbilt campus

TICKETING:  The event is free, but tickets are required.  Tickets available at Sarratt box office to VU students, faculty, and staff ONLY, beginning February 9 through March 2.  Tickets available to the general public starting March 3.

Ben S. Bernanke is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and also serves as a Senior Advisor to PIMCO and Citadel. From February 2006 through January 2014, he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Bernanke also served as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. He is also the author of  The Courage to Act .

Before his appointment as Chairman, Dr. Bernanke was Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, from June 2005 to January 2006. He had already served the Federal Reserve System in several roles. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2002 to 2005; a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia (1987-89), Boston (1989-90), and New York (1990-91, 1994-96); and a member of the Academic Advisory Panel at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1990-2002).

Dr. Bernanke has published many articles on a wide variety of economic issues, including monetary policy and macroeconomics, and he is the author of several scholarly books and two textbooks. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sloan Fellowship, and he is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Bernanke served as the Director of the Monetary Economics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and as a member of the NBER's Business Cycle Dating Committee. In July 2001, he was appointed Editor of the American Economic Review. Dr. Bernanke's work with civic and professional groups includes having served two terms as a member of the Montgomery Township (N.J.) Board of Education. 

 

PAST STEINE LECTURERS

Monday, January 29, 2018
Oliver Hart, Harvard University, 2016 Nobel Laureate
"Does Serving Shareholders Mean Putting Profit Above All Else?"

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Yale University
"Trade Policy in an Era of Growing Inequality"

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; 2012 Nobel Laureate
"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"