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Cornelson Lecture

There are multiple opportunities to hear lectures from nationally and internationally recognized economists, political and financial commentators, and leaders of business.

The campus has been visited by Nobel Prize Recipient Paul Krugman, as well as nationally recognized political and financial editorialists David Brooks and Nicholas Kristof.

Recognizing and honoring members of the Cornelson family, the Cornelson Endowment has enabled the economics department to host the Cornelson Distinguished Lecture, an annual spring lecture by a prominent economist.

Recent Cornelson Lecturers

Dean Karlan

Professor of Economics at Yale University and President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action, Karlan presented the 2015 Cornelson Lecture entitled: "Pragmatic Optimism in the Fight Against Poverty: Lessons from Behavioral Economics."

Cecilia E. Rouse

Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, the Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education and Founding Director of the Princeton University Education Research Section

Daron Acemoglu

Awarded the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005 as Best Economist Under Age 40, Acemoglu was named one of Foreign Policy magazine's "100 Global Thinkers for 2012"

Edward Glaeser

Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston