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2018-19 Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development with Nobel Laureate Paul Romer

2018-19 Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development with Nobel Laureate Paul Romer
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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To listen to the podcast of the lecture, CLICK HERE.



Nobel Laureate Paul Romer, an economist and policy entrepreneur, is co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Founding Director of the Marron Institute of Urban Management at NYU, 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 2 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, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a non-resident scholar at 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 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:

Paul Romer's 2011 Ted Talk"The world's first charter city?"

Paul Romer's 2009 Ted Talk
"Why the world needs charter cities"

Paul Romer's 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, UCLA Anderson School of Management