Minnesota Lecture

The Minnesota Lecture series is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Economics; each lecturer is a distinguished graduate of the Minnesota Economics PhD program.

Each year a committee of graduate students selects an alumnus who has made significant contributions to the discipline of economics.  The inaugural lecture was given by Nobel Prize winner Daniel McFadden. Later honorees include Lars Hansen, another Nobel Prize winner; Zvi Eckstein and Richard Rogerson, alumni and former faculty members at Minnesota; and Richard Sandor, who is known as the “father of financial futures.”

The Minnesota Lecture showcases “the shoulders of giants” on which Minnesota Economics graduates stand as they pursue research that will change the way economists and others see the world.

Name & Year Title of Lecture
Arthur Rolnick
2016
"Economists and Public Policy:  The Heller Legacy"
Fernando Alvarez
2015
"Price Plans and the Real Effects of Monetary Policy"
Dirk Krueger
2014
"Health in Macroeconomics"
Per Krusell
2013
"Paying the Price for Climate Change"
Rody Manuelli
2012
"Human Capital and Development"
Zvi Eckstein
2011
"The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70–1492"
Richard Rogerson
2010
"Individual and Aggregate Labor Supply Elasticities"
Rosa Matzkin
2009
"Nonparametric Simultaneous Equations Model"
Randy Wright
2008
"Money and Capital"
Hugo Hopenhayn
2008
"Knowledge, Diffusion and Reallocation"
Richard Kihlstrom
2006
"Reflections on 40 Years of Economic Theory"
Bob Litterman
2005–2006
"Modern Investment Management: An Equilibrium Approach"
Martin Eichenbaum
2005
"Thoughts on Modeling the Monetary Transmission Mechanism"
Lars Hansen
2004
"Valuation in an Uncertain Economy"
Richard Sandor
2003
"Financial Innovation and Building Institution"
Robert Townsend
2002
"Thailand Project: Evaluation of Financial Systems"
John Roberts
2001
"The Design of Economic Organizations: Complements and Non-Convexities"
Andreu Mas Colell
2000
" From Transitivity to Matching, with Some Adapting in Between"
Daniel McFadden
1999
"Healthy, Wealthy and Wise?: Socioeconomic Status, Morbidity, and Mortality Among the Elderly"