Thursday, January 13, 2011

Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy

If you're in the Boston area, you won't want to miss this symposium as MIT celebrates 150 years:

Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - Friday, January 28, 2011
Location: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue

This symposium will celebrate the role of MIT's faculty and students in advancing the fields of economics and finance, in putting the latest developments into practice, and in contributing to the design of public policy.

A series of six panels, which will include Nobel laureates, policy makers, and academic and industry experts, will address three broad questions:

* What are the key recent scientific developments and the major unresolved issues of economics and finance?
* What are the central challenges in economic policy?
* How can one assess the contributions of, and limitations of, recent advances in financial economics?

Faculty leads

* Andrew W. Lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor, Sloan School of Management
* James M. Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics
* Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics


The program will begin on the morning of Thursday, January 27 and conclude with a luncheon on Friday, January 28. On both days, morning registration will begin at 7:45 am and the program will begin at 8:45 am. All sessions will be held in Kresge Auditorium.

Organized by MIT’s Department of Economics and the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management.

Learn more here.

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