The Distinguished Visitors Program allows PhD students to attend mini-courses and seminars taught by distinguished economists in different fields and meet with them to discuss their research. Economists will visit the department for between up to one week, generally 4-5 days; during this time, they will teach a mini-course consisting of two to three lectures on a topic of their expertise, give one regular seminar, and hold office hours to meet with PhD students individually.

Allocation of Visitors

The number of visitors is allocated across fields in rough proportion to PhD students’ dissertations written or being worked upon in those fields. Each field has a nominated faculty representative, who will consult faculty and PhD students in their field and select a person to invite. The representative will also communicate with those invited and work out the dates of their visit in consultation with Kimberly Huskins (who will coordinate different visits to avoid conflicts). The visitors will generally occupy Room 417. PhD students and faculty are encouraged to make appointments to meet with them and attend their lectures and seminars; an opportunity to book office hours will be emailed to all PhD students and faculty prior to the visit.

2022-23 Schedule of Visitors

For a list of past Distinguished Visitors, please click here.