Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture Series

The Philip Gamble Memorial Lectureship Endowment was established by Israel Rogosa '42 and other family and friends in memory of Philip Gamble, a member of the economics faculty from 1935-71 and chair of the department from 1942-65. The fund supports an annual lecture series featuring a prominent economist.

Past Lectures

October 18, 2018
Christina Romer
Class of 1957 - Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
The Aftermath of Financial Crises: What Happens and Why?


October 26, 2017
Paul Krugman
Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a columnist for The New York Times.
What’s the Matter with Economics? (audio defective; not able to post)

October 20, 2016
Amartya Sen
Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University
What 's the Use of Human Rights?

September 24, 2015
Janet Yellen
Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy
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October 2, 2014
Thomas Piketty
​Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics
Capital in the 21st Century

October 3, 2013
Alan Blinder

Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Economic Growth: The Long and Short of It

November 1, 2012
George Akerlof

2001 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Guest Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, and Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley
Phishing for Phools

September 22, 2011
Elinor Ostrom
2009 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
Thinking About Climate Change as a Commons

October 14, 2010
Gretchen Morgenson
Assistant business and financial editor and columnist for the New York Times
After the Deluge: A Look At Washington, Wall Street and Main Street Post-Meltdown

October 15, 2009
Robert Pollin

Professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute
The Economic Logic and Moral Imperative of Full Employment

October 16, 2008
Marianne A. Ferber

Emerita professor of economics and women's studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Confessions of a Late Starter

November 15, 2007
Dani Rodrik

Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Saving Globalization from its Cheerleaders

November 14, 2006
Robert J. Shiller

Stock Markets, Real Estate and "Irrational Exuberance": What is To Be Done?

November 3, 2005
Juliet B. Schor

Professor of sociology, Boston College
Children, Market & Culture: How Corporations are Re-Making Childhood

October 21, 2004
William Greider

Author, journalist and editor of The Nation
The Soul of Capitalism

October 21, 2003
Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and
William Spriggs, National Urban League and Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Howard University
The Future of Affirmative Action in the Academy

October 24, 2002
John F. Nash, Jr.

1994 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
Ideal Money

October 26, 2000
Barbara R. Bergmann

Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Maryland and American University, Senior Member, President Kennedy's Council of Economic Advisors
The Future of Childcare

November 5, 1998
Kenneth Arrow
, 1972 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Stanford University
Robert Solow, 1987 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Professor Emeritus of Economics, MIT
James Tobin, 1981 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, former Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
The World Economy at the Dawn of the 21st Century

October 9, 1997
Robert Reich

Secretary of Labor, Clinton Administration, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
The American Social Compact

September 26, 1996
John Kenneth Galbraith

Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University
The Social Left Today: A World View

September 28, 1995
Joseph Stiglitz

Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers
Setting Budget Priorities: Education and Economic Growth