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6  Jun  2018  

STICERD Morishima lecture: Public Policy and Retirement Security: A Trans-Atlantic Perspective

James Poterba (Mitsui Professor of Economics at MIT and the President of the National Bureau of Economic Research)

Wednesday 6th June, 18.00

Venue: 32L 1.04

Chair: Tim Besley

Retirement pension plans are a major challenge in countries with ageing populations. James Poterba will discuss how their design evolved over the last decades and how the US and UK followed strikingly different paths.

James Poterba is the Mitsui Professor of Economics at MIT and the President of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served as President of the Eastern Economic Association and the National Tax Association, as vice president of the American Economic Association, and as a director of the American Finance Association. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society. He has also served as a member of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform in 2005.

Dr Poterba's research focuses on how taxation affects the economic decisions of households and firms, particularly those involving saving and portfolio behaviour. His recent research has analysed the determinants of retirement saving, the draw-down of assets after households reach retirement, and the role of tax-deferred retirement saving programs such as 401(k) plans in contributing to retirement security.

As space is limited, to reserve a place, please email j.dickson@lse.ac.uk.

15  Jun  2017  

STICERD Morishima lecture: Market Places and Market Design

Alvin Roth (Stanford)

Nobel laureate Alvin Roth will deliver this year’s Morishima Lecture on the topics of game theory, market design and experimental economics.

Alvin Roth is the Craig and Susan Shaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He was awarded the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences jointly with Lloyd Shapley, for their work on the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design.


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22  Jun  2016  

STICERD Morishima lecture: The Secret of Our Success

Joe Henrich (Harvard University)

The ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another has allowed us to create ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have enabled successful expansion into myriad environments. Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscience, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich, author of The Secret of Our Success, will discuss how our collective intelligence has propelled our species’ evolution. Dr. Henrich is a professor at Harvard University in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology

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21  May  2015  

*STICERD Morishima Lecture* Scarcity: a talk for people too busy to attend talks

Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard)

Why does poverty persist? Why do the busy feel perpetually behind? Why do diets fail? The scarcity mind set connects these diverse behaviours. Sendhil Mullainathan is a Professor of Economics at Harvard whose main interest is behavioural economics. This talk is part of the STICERD Morishima Lecture series and it is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

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16  Jun  2014  

STICERD Morishima Lecture 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'

Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics)