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2018-19 Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development

2018-19 Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development Nobel Prize Ceremony. Paul Romer (@paulromer) via Twitter.

This year's lecture features Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Paul Romer.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
5:00 PM
Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Nobel Laureate Paul Romer, an economist and policy entrepreneur, is co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences, the Founding Director of the Marron Institute at NYU, the Founding Director of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project, and Professor of Economics at NYU. Professor Romer received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in "integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis."

Before coming to NYU, Professor Romer taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. While there, he took an entrepreneurial detour to start Aplia, an education technology company dedicated to increasing student effort and classroom engagement. To date, students have submitted more than 1 billion answers to homework problems on the Aplia website.

Prior to Stanford, Professor Romer taught in the economics departments of the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester. He is currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a non-resident scholar at both the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2002, he received the Recktenwald Prize for his work on the role of ideas in sustainable economic growth.

Professor Romer serves on the board of trustees for the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching. He is also a member of the board of directors for Community Solutions, a national not-for-profit dedicated to strengthening communities and ending homelessness.

Professor Romer earned a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Chicago. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago after completing graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Queens University.

For more information, please see the following videos:

TED 2009

TED 2011

Nobel Prize Lecture



Established in 1997, the Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development celebrates Arnold Harberger as an eminent scholar and teacher. The lectures provide a special forum for outstanding students of international economics and policy to present their views and research to the UCLA community and the public.

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations