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Special Events

2019 Birger Lecture Series
Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:30-6:00pm
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 Gunnar Myrdal Inaugural Lecture
Monday, April 8, 2019
3:00-4:00pm
Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall

"Closing the Achievement Gap: Evidence from Education Policy in Boston"
Presented by: Elizabeth Setren, Gunnar Myrdal Professor of Economics, Tufts University

Professor Setren received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. Before joining Tufts, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research in the economics of education and labor economics includes studying the impact of Boston charter schools on special education students and English Language Learners, the scaling of the Boston charter sector, and the effects of education technology. Her research has been covered by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, The 74, NPR, and other news outlets.


Special Seminar (hosted by EC 117 Economics of Social Interactions and Social Networks)
Monday, April 8, 2019
6:00–7:15pm
Braker 223
"Dealer Networks in the World of Art"
Presented by: Georgia Kosmopoulou, Ph.D., Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor of Economics University of Oklahoma


2019 Wellington Burnham Lecture
Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:30-6:00pm
Tisch 304

"Reinvigorating Competition Policy"
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.