Journal Lectures

Since 1998, the Editors of The Economic Journal have invited world-class economists to give a Lecture at the annual Royal Economic Society Conference. The lectures are often subsequently published in The Economic Journal.

2016

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).

What are Randomised Control Trials, and what is the best way to use them to inform policy decisions? Esther Duflo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) discusses making sure that every step of the process encourages learning and discovery.

2015

Innovation plays a key role in generating both higher top income inequality and greater social mobility, according to research by Philippe Aghion presented in the 2015 EJ lecture. Presentation by Philippe Aghion (Harvard University) with introduction from Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester and IFS).

Philippe Aghion of Harvard University - 'the father' of growth theory - speaks with John Van Reenen of the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance about the links between innovation, growth and social mobility.

2014

David Autor
Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets (webcast of full lecture).

2013

Raquel Fernandez
Female Labour Force Participation and Marital Instability (webcast of full lecture)

Hear Raquel discuss her research in a short interview taken at the RES Conference 2013.

2012

Elhanan Helpman (view webpage)
Trade and Inequality (webcast)

2011

Vincent Crawford (view webpage)
Efficient Mechanisms for Level-k Bilateral Trading (webcast)

2010

Carmen Reinhart (view webpage)
The Forgotten History of Domestic Debt, Economic Journal, Vol 121, p319

2009

Gilles Saint-Paul (view webpage)
Endogenous Indoctrination: Occupational Choices, the Evolution of Beliefs and the Political Economy of Reforms Economic Journal,Vol. 120, p325

2008

Hyun Song Shin (view webpage)
Securitisation and Financial Stability Economic Journal, Vol. 119, p309

2007

Abhijit Banerjee (view webpage)
Theory and Practice in Anti-corruption Policies

2006

Narayana Kocherlakota (view webpage)
Household Heterogeneity and Real Exchange Rates Economic Journal, Vol. 117, pC1

2005

Ariel Rubinstein (view webpage)
A Skeptic's Comment on the Study of Economics Economic Journal, Vol. 116, pC1

2004

Douglas Bernheim (view webpage)
Memory and Anticipation Economic Journal, Vol. 115, p271

2003

Steven D Levitt (view webpage)
Why are Gambling Markets Organized so Differently than Financial Markets? Economic Journal, Vol. 114, p223

2002

S Ghosal and M Miller (view webpage Ghosal, Miller )
Co-ordination Failure, Moral Hazard and Sovereign Bankruptcy Procedures  Economic Journal, Vol. 113, p276

M Obstfeld and A M. Taylor (view webpage Obstfeld, Taylor)
Sovereign Risk, Credibility, and the Gold Standard: 1870-1913 versus 1925-31 Economic Journal, Vol. 113, p241

2001

P Carneiro and J J Heckman (view webpage Carneiro, Heckman)
The Evidence on Credit Constraints in Post-secondary Schooling Economic Journal, Vol.112, p705

2000

Avner Greif (view webpage)
Institutions and Economic Development: Reflection from the late medieval commercial revolution

1999

A Case, I-F Lin and S McLanahan (view webpage Case, McLanahan)
How Hungry is the Self Gene Economic Journal, Vol.110, p781

1998

J Heaton and D Lucas (view webpage Heaton, Lucas)
Portfolio Choice in the Presence of Background Risk Economic Journal,Vol.110, p1

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