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 Economics 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 learn 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.

2017

“Errors in Social Inference: Models and Implications”
Matthew Rabin
Pershing Square Professor of Behavioral Economics, Harvard University

DATE: Friday, April 7
TIME: 5:00PM
LOCATION:
Room 203 in the Photonics building, 8 St. Mary’s St.

Please contact Norma Hardeo (hardeo@bu.edu / 617-353-4623) for more info.

2016

“Internet Markets: Search, Pricing and Trust”
Jonathan Levin
Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory, Stanford University

 

2015

“Calibrated Uncertainty”
Faruk Gul
Professor of Economics, Princeton University

2014

“Information Aggregation in Large Markets”
Asher Wolinsky
The Gordon Fulcher Professor of Economics at Northwestern University

2013

“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

2012

“Women’s Rights and Development”
Raquel Fernandez
New York University

2011

“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

2010

“Decision Making Under Uncertainty”
Douglas Gale
Professor of Economics, New York University

2009

“Effecting Cooperation”
Andrew Postlewaite
Harry P. Kamen Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, University of Pennsylvania

2008

“On the Pragmatics of Persuasion: A Game Theoretic Approach”
Ariel Rubinstein
Tel Aviv and New York Universities

2007

“What Have We Learned From Market Design”
Alvin E. Roth
George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration, Harvard University

2006

“Economic Incentives, Self Motivation, and Social Pressure”
Jean Tirole
Institut d’Economie Industrielle, Toulouse, and MIT