Nov 20, 2012 :: Liran Einav elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society.
Jan 14, 2009 :: Professor Kyle Bagwell joins the Economics Department.
The Economics Department is pleased to welcome Kyle Bagwell as their new colleague and as the new Donald L. Lucas Professor in Economics. The Lucas Chair was established in 1998 by Donald Lucas, who as an Economics alumnus, has had a long history as a Stanford benefactor. Kyle's research focuses on the economics of the World Trade Organization, the theory of collusion among firms, and the economic analysis of advertising.
Congratulations to Paul Milgrom for being elected to one of two Vice-President positions at the AEA. He will take office in 2013. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/ At the same session Jonathan Levin was elected to the Executive Committee of the AEA.
Feb 22, 2011 :: Professor Caroline Hoxby gave Clarendon Lecture in Economics, February 7-9, 2011 at Oxford.
Professor Caroline Hoxby, Scott & Donya Bommer Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, was invited to give this year’s Clarendon Lecture series. It is held annually at Oxford, England and spans three days. Her topic was 'The Role of Markets in Education'. Over the three days she spoke on: 1) The Potential of Markets in Primary and Secondary Education; 2) The Complex and Increasingly Global Market for Elite Higher Education; and 3) Competition and Autonomy in Higher Education.
It is an honor to be selected to give the lecture series and the Department congratulates Professor Hoxby.
Oct 01, 2010 :: Arrow Lecture: October 18 & 19, 2010 Arrow Lecture given by Jean Tirole of the Toulouse School of Economics.
The 2010 Arrow Lecture series will take place on October 18 & 19, 2010.
On Monday, October 18, Professor Jean Tirole of the Toulouse School of Economics will present: "Laws and Norms." the lecture starts at 5:15 p.m. at the Schwab Conference Center. Prior to the lecture there is a reception at 4:30 p.m. The general public is welcome to attend the Monday reception and lecture relating to material incentives and weighing the resulting costs and benefits of different courses of action.
On Tuesday, October 19, he will present "Overcoming Adverse Selection: How Public Intervention Can Restore Market Functioning," one of his research papers relating to optimal negotiation strategies. This will take place in the SIEPR Gunn Building, Doll Conference Room, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Professor Jean Tirole is one of the world's leading economic theorists and has made seminal contributions in the areas of game theory, industrial organization and corporate finance. Tirole is director of the Foundation Jean-Jacques Laffont - Toulouse School of Economics and scientific director of the Industrial Economics Institute (IDEI) in Toulouse. After receiving his Ph.D. from MIT in 1981, he worked as a researcher at l'École nationale des ponts et chaussées until 1984. From 1984-1991 he worked as a Professor of Economics at MIT. He was president of the Econometric Society in 1998 and of the European Economic Association in 2001. He is still affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position. The series is named in honor of Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow, the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, emeritus. Professor Arrow has made many contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory and collective decision-making.