In awarding him the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2014, the Nobel committee called economist Jean Tirole of Toulouse University “one of the most influential economists of our time” and cited especially his work on the regulation of industries dominated by one or a few large firms. Tirole delivered this year’s Garonzik Lecture at Brown on Oct. 27. The event took the form of a conversation with Tirole regarding his new book, Economics for the Common Good, with Brown’s Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Economics, Glenn Loury. Topics included climate change, unemployment, financial regulation, the moral limits of markets, digitization, and why most people don’t like economics.
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.