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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.

2018-19 David Steine Lectures

 Athey

Susan Athey

The Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

"The Impact of Digital Intermediaries on Product Quality and Industry Structure: Evidence from News and Rideshare"

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
4:10-5:30 pm, with reception to follow
Wilson Hall 126

Susan Athey’s research is in the areas of industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and applied econometrics. Her current research focuses on the design of auction-based marketplaces and the economics of the internet, primarily on online advertising and the economics of the news media. She has also studied dynamic mechanisms and games with incomplete information, comparative statics under uncertainty, and econometric methods for analyzing auction models.

 

PAST STEINE LECTURERS

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Ben Bernanke, Distinguished Fellow in Residence, with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution; Former Chair of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve
"A Conversation with Ben Bernanke," facilitated by Peter Rousseau 

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"