Robert Rosenthal Memorial Lecture

The Robert Rosenthal Memorial Lecture series was founded by the Rosenthal family in honor of Bob Rosenthal, a prominent and beloved faculty member in the department for many years. The annual lecture usually takes place in late March or April and features a prominent economist chosen by the graduate students. The lecture also provides an opportunity for students to meet with the speaker, share their research ideas, and gain valuable insight. Past speakers have included Ariel Rubinstein (2008), Alvin Roth (2007), and Jean Tirole (2006).

To find out more about Bob Rosenthal’s life and work, please read Roy Radner and Debraj Ray’s tribute published in the Journal of Economic Theory in 2003.


“Information Aggregation in Large Markets”

Asher Wolinsky

The Gordon Fulcher Professor of Economics at Northwestern University


“Sequential Equilibria of Multi-Stage Games with Infinite Sets of Types and Actions”

Philip J. Reny

The William C. Norby Professor in Economics and the College, University of Chicago


“Women’s Rights and Development”

Raquel Fernandez

New York University


“Elections and Strategic Voting: Condorcet and Borda”

Eric Maskin

Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, visiting lecturer with the rank of Professor at Princeton University


“Decision Making Under Uncertainty”

Douglas Gale

Professor of Economics, New York University


“Effecting Cooperation”

Andrew Postlewaite

Harry P. Kamen professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, University of Pennsylvania


“On the Pragmatics of Persuasion: A Game Theoretic Approach”

Ariel Rubinstein

Tel Aviv and New York Universities


“What Have We Learned From Market Design”

Alvin E. Roth

George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration, Harvard University


“Economic Incentives, Self Motivation, and Social Pressure”

Jean Tirole

Institut d’Economie Industrielle, Toulouse, and MIT