2019 Birger Lecture Series
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Paige Hall Terrace Room
"The Real Exchange Rate, Innovation and Productivity"
Presented by: Laura Alfaro, Harvard Business School
Laura Alfaro is the Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
She served as Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy in Costa Rica from 2010-2012.
She has published widely in the field of international economics, in particular on international
capital flows, foreign direct investment, sovereign debt, trade, and emerging markets.
2019 Wellington Burnham Lecture
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Presented by: Nancy Rose, MIT
Nancy L. Rose is the Department Head and Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics
in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economics Department, where her research and teaching
focuses on industrial organization, competition policy, and the economics of regulation. She served
as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department
of Justice from 2014 – 2016. Her research includes analyses of economic regulation and firm behavior in a
variety of transportation and energy markets, as well as of labor rent-sharing and determinants of executive pay.