A lecture series held in honour of Professor Michio Morishima (1923-2004), Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics at LSE and STICERD's first chairman.
Many of our seminars and public events this year will continue as online seminars or as online and in person. Please check our website listings and Twitter feed @STICERD_LSE for updates.
Unless otherwise specified, current restrictions mean in-person seminars are only open to members of the LSE community (those with a valid LSE ID card).
Those unable to join the seminars in-person are welcome to participate via zoom.
Making personal happiness and wellbeing a goal of public policy
Can economics be harnessed for the common good? In the 2020 Morishima Lecture, Nobel Prize laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo make the case for how economics can help solve the toughest problems in some of the poorest places in the world. View video...
The Meritocracy Trap
Merit is not a genuine excellence but rather a pretence, constructed to rationalise an offensive distribution of advantage, argues Daniel Markovits. In this 2019 Morishima Lecture Professor Markovits explains his latest book which places meritocracy at the center of rising economic inequality and social and political dysfunction. View video...
Cecilia Rouse (Princeton University)
Daniel Markovits (Yale Law School)
James Poterba (Mitsui Professor of Economics at MIT and the President of the National Bureau of Economic Research)
Alvin Roth (Stanford)
Joe Henrich (Harvard University)
Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University)
Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics)