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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.

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David Card

Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, University of California-Berkeley

"Are We Under-Investing in Education?"

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
4:10-5:30 pm, with reception to follow
126 Wilson Hall

David Card is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests include immigration, wages, education and gender-and race-related differences in the labor market. He co-authored the 1995 book Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, and co-edited The Handbook of Labor Economics (1999); Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms (2004); and Small Differences that Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States (1992). He has also published over 125 journal articles and book chapters.

Card was co-editor of Econometrica from 1991 to 1995 and of the American Economic Review from 2002 to 2005. He taught at Princeton University from 1983 to 1996, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. In 1995 he received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded every other year to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. He was a co-recipient of the IZA Labor Economics Award in 2006; and the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Prize in 2015, and was awarded the Frisch Medal by the Econometric Society in 2007.

PAST STEINE LECTURERS

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 Governorrs 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"

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"