The Economics Department sponsors public lectures each year directed at the broad university community, especially undergraduates. This year’s Economics in the Real World Lecture is co-sponsored by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and will be given by economist Douglas Elmendorf, currently Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Elmendorf is a former senior fellow of the Brookings Institution and was Director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2009 to 2015. The talk, titled “Make America Fair Again,” will take place Wednesday, October 11, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at room 130 at 85 Waterman Street (IBES).
Please join us on Wednesday, October 10 at 4pm for the Bernard I. Fain Lecture titled “How Inequality Harms the Wealthy”, delivered by Robert H. Frank, the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. The event will be held at 85 Waterman Street, Room 130 and is co-sponsored by the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Wealth and Inequality Project, the Department of Economics, and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The Fain Lecture honors the memory of Bernard I. Fain, a member of the Brown University class of 1952.