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Kautz Lecturers

Since 1993, the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute has welcomed prominent economists to present at the James C. Kautz Lecture series. Explore past lecturers below dating back to 2001.

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2023

Joshua Gans, PhD

University of Toronto

How Disruptive Will Artificial Intelligence Be? A Hard-Headed Approach

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2022

Betsey Stevenson, PhD

University of Michigan

Did the Pandemic Permanently Alter How We Work and Live?

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2019

Nicholas Bloom, PhD

Stanford University

Are Americans Badly Managed?

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2018

Betsey Stevenson, PhD

University of Michigan

Our Changing Lives:

Work, Family, & Policy in a Time of Rising Gender Equality

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2017

Miles Corak, PhD

University of Ottawa

Inequality, Life Chances, and Public Policy: How to Slid Down the Great Gatsby Curve

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2016

Paul Polman

CEO, Unilever

Global Sustainable Development

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2015

Justin Wolfers, PhD

University of Michigan

Income and Happiness

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2014

Ed Glaser, PhD

Harvard University

Triumph of the City

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2012

Laurence Kotlikoff, PhD

Boston University

Clash of Generations

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2011

Barry Nalebuff, PhD

Yale University

The Value of Understanding Maximization

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2010

Edward Prescott, PhD

Arizona State University

Financial Crises and Business Cycles

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2009

Finn Erling Kydland, PhD

University of California

Policy Consistency and Economic Growth

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2008

Henry J. Aaron, PhD

Brookings Institution

The Economics and Politics of Health Care Reform

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2007

George J. Borjas, PhD

Harvard University

Economics and Politics Immigration

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2006

Stuart Hoffman, PhD

PNC Financial Services Group

Reflecting on Macroeconomic Conditions

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2005

Catherine Mann, PhD

Institute for International Economics

The US Trade Deficit: 

Crisis or Co-dependency?

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2004

Thomas Mann, PhD

Brookings Institution

The Economy and the 2004 Elections

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2003

Robert N. Stavins, PhD

Harvard University

Can an Effective Global Climate Treaty Be Based on Sound Science, Rational Economics, and Pragmatic Politics?

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2002

Robert Litan, PhD

Brookings Institution

Corporate Disclosure After the Scandal of 2002

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2001

Deidre McCloskey, PhD

University of Illinois

Bourgeois Virtue

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