William Comanor ’59 Annual Event
William Comanor ’59 has endowed a fund for an annual Spring event, featuring a public talk by an eminent economist followed by a banquet for our senior class to celebrate his or her work.
- 2010 Michael Spence, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize for his work on the dynamics of information flows and market development.
- 2011 Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize, and New York Times columnist.
- 2012 Raghiram Rajan, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and recipient of the distinguished inaugural Fisher Black Prize awarded by the American Finance Association.
- 2013 Esther Duflo, Professor of Economics at MIT and recipient of the 2010 John Bates Clark Medal.
- 2014 Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University. Policy Dilemmas in the Aftermath of Financial Crises.
Full talk on Vimeo.
- 2015 Alvin Roth Professor of Economics at Stanford University and recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize for his work on the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design. "The Economist as Engineer: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design".
View the talk here.
- 2016 Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University. "Career & Family: Collision or Confluence".
- 2017 Christina Romer Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, "In the Wake of Disaster: The Great Recession in Historical Perspective".