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Steinhardt Lecture

The Steinhardt Lecture is named in honor of Hermann Steinhardt, the first chair of the economics department at Lewis & Clark College.

Hermann Steinhardt was a businessman working in textiles in Austria during the 1930s. He and his wife, who was Jewish, were forced to leave the country because of the growing Nazi threat.  Unable to find a job in textiles in the United States, he decided to pursue an academic career. 

After receiving a degree in economics, he was hired as a professor and chair of the department of economics at the College. He retired in 1964.  To honor his many years of service, friends of the economics department established a lecture series in his name in 1970.

The Steinhardt lecture is given every February by a distinguished scholar chosen by the economics department faculty.

Guest Lecturer for 2013:

Dr. Randall Wray is a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Research Director for The Center for Full Employment and Price Stability.
For more information on Dr. Wray, click here.  For more information on the center click here.

Date:  Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time:  7:30-9:00 PM
Place: Council Chamber, Templeton Student Center

Title of lecture: Fiscal Cliffs, Debt Limits, and Unsustainable Deficits: Can the U.S. Really Run Out of Money?

To view his lecture, please click here.
To view the slides of Dr. Wray’s presentation, please click here.


Recent Steinhardt Lecturers

2012    Dean Baker
2010    William Black
2009    Linda Bilmes
2008    Giovanni Peri
2007    Kenneth Pomeranz
2006    Samuel Bowles
2005    Ilene Grable
2004    Nancy Folbre
 2003   Trudy Cameron
2002    Richard Lipsey
2001    James K. Galbraith