The 2012 Condliffe Memorial Lecture in Economics at Canterbury will be held on Wednesday, 5 December, as part of the University of Canterbury’s ongoing “What If?” lecture series. This year, we’re pleased to host Professor John Cochrane.
Here’s the announcement:
Update: the University’s RSVP system is more than a little cumbersome here. If you can’t get it to work, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make sure you get on the list.
The Economics Department is particularly proud of its Condliffe Lecture series. Prior years’ speakers include:
- 2005: Jerry Hausman: Consumer benefits from increased competition in shopping outlets: Measuring the effect of Wal-Mart.
- 2006: Gene Grossman: Trading tasks: It’s not wine for cloth anymore.
- 2007: Mark Blaug: Congestion charges: the solution to traffic problems?
- 2008: Joel Slemrod: Tax policy in the real world
- 2009: Hal Varian: Computer-mediated transactions
- 2010: Charles Plott: The emergence of economics as a laboratory science
- 2011: Martin Weitzman: Why is the economics of climate change so difficult and controversial?
- 2012: John Cochrane: What if government’s can’t pay their debts?
- 2013: Ed Glaeser has accepted our invitation to be next year’s Condliffe Memorial Lecturer. I’ll hope that he’ll be talking about his work on the economics of the city.