Mattersdorff-Steinhardt Lecture

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

David Autor

Guest Lecturer for 2019:

Dr. David Autor is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is an internationally recognized labor economist specializing in earnings inequality and the labor market impacts of technological change and globalization. Dr. Autor has a BA in psychology from Tufts and a PhD in public policy from Harvard’s School of Government.

Autor, a Ford Professor of Economics at MIT, will present striking new evidence on the changing structure of work, wages, and demographics across cities, suburbs, and rural areas. His presentation will shed light on why Americans perceive a growing chasm of dynamism and opportunity between highly educated citizens living in thriving metropolitan areas and just about everyone else.


Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Location: Council Chamber

Recent Mattersdorff-Steinhardt Lecturers

2017  Dr. David Neumark
2016   Dr. Gregory Clark
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