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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 2016:

Dr. Gregory Clark is professor of economics at the University of California, Davis.  He serves as editor of the European Review of Economic History, chair of the steering committee of the All-UC Group in Economic History, and research associate of the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis.

Professor Clark’s research focuses on applied economics and economic history. He is particularly interested in long-run economic growth, the role of human capital and social mobility.

Gregory Clark has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the Gold Medal, Independent Publishers Book Awards for 2007 – Finance and Economics (for A Farewell to Alms). He also was awarded Honorable Mention, 2015 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers (for The Son Also Rises).

In 2012, he won the Adam Smith Medal from the Scottish Economic Society, and in 2005–2006 he was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study).

For more information on Dr. Clark, click here.

Date: February 18th, 2016
Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Location: Council Chamber

Recent Steinhardt Lecturers

2013   Dr. Randall Wray
2012   Dean Baker
2010   William Black
2009   Linda Bilmes
2008   Giovanni Peri
2007   Kenneth Pomeranz
2006   Samuel Bowles
2005   Ilene Grabel
2004   Nancy Folbre
2003   Trudy Cameron
2002   Richard Lipsey
2001   James K. Galbraith


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