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McGee Public Policy Lecture

The McGee Lecture Fund was established in 1996 by Mr. William K. McGee, Jr., to support annual lectures by outstanding economists. The lectures are open to the public, as well as to the Vanderbilt community. 

Spring 2021 McGee Lecture

The Spring 2021 McGee Public Policy Lecture took place as a webinar on March 10, 2021.  Christina Romer, the Class of 1957-Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, spoke on the topic “The Macroeconomic Policy Response to the Pandemic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”  A video of the talk is below.

 

Christina Romer, University of California, Berkeley (2021)
“The Macroeconomic Policy Response to the Pandemic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” 

Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University (2019)
“Secular Stagnation: Is Economic Growth a Matter of the Past?” 

Alan Krueger, Princeton University (2018)
“Rockonomics: the Economics of Popular Music” 

Robert Gibbons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2017)
“Organizational Culture and Performance: A View from Economics” 

John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland (2016)
“Labor Market Fluidity and Economic Performance” 

Robert J. Shiller, Yale University; Nobel laureate in Economics, 2013 (2015)
“Irrational Exuberance Revisited”  

Lee E. Ohanian, University of California Los Angeles (2014)
“A Tale of Two Delayed Economic Recoveries: the 1930s and Today”

Wlliam Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics; Cowles Foundation, Yale University; Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2018 (2013)
"The Economic Perspective on Climate Change"