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Steine Lecture Series

Our Spring Steine lecture, featuring David Card, has been CANCELLED.  We hope to reschedule for next year.



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. 


Thursday, November 14, 2019
Esther Duflo, 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics;Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and  Development Economics, MIT
"Good Economics for Hard Times"

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Janet Yellen, Former Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Brookings Institution
A Conversation with Janet Yellen (moderated by Peter Rousseau)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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 Ridesharing"

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" (moderated 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"