The Simpson Lecture
Each fall, the Simpson Center invites a leading economist to deliver the prestigious Simpson Lecture on Princeton’s campus.
Past lecturers are highlighted below. Upcoming lectures will be listed here when posted.
The 2022 Simpson Lecture was delivered by Thomas Sargent, Professor of Economics at NYU and a 2011 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Sargent’s lecture was titled “A p Theory of Government Debt and Taxes.”
The 2019 Simpson Lecture was delivered by Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund and the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University. Gopinath’s lecture was titled “The Dominant Currency Paradigm.”
The 2018 Simpson Lecture was delivered by Charles (Chad) Jones, the STANCO 25 Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Professor Jones’ presentation was titled “The Future of Economic Growth.
The 2017 Simpson Lecture was delivered by Robert E. (Bob) Hall, the Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Hall’s lecture was titled “The Pervasive Importance of Labor-Market Tightness in Macroeconomic Volatility.”
The 2017 lecture was part of an event that celebrated the dedication of the Louis A. Simpson International Building. You can find more information about the dedication of the building here.
The 2016 Simpson Lecture was delivered by Nobel Laureate Robert E. Lucas, Jr., the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics at the University of Chicago. Lucas won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1995 for developing and applying the theory of rational expectations. Lucas’ lecture was titled “What Was the Industrial Revolution.”
The inaugural Simpson Lecture was delivered by Ben Bernanke, former Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve and former chair of the Economics Department at Princeton.
The 2015 lecture was delivered at an event celebrating the dedication of the Simpson Center. Read more about the dedication of the Simpson Center here.