Keynote speakers 2019

Anne Case

The Hahn Lecture in association with Oxford University Press | Princeton

Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University, where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies. Dr. Case has written extensively on health over the life course. She has been awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Prize in Health Economics from the International Health Economics Association or her work on the links between economic status and health status in childhood.

She has also been awarded the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for her research on midlife morbidity and mortality. She is a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Medicine.

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James J. Heckman

Sargan Lecture | Chicago

James J. Heckman is the Henry Shultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago. He was one of the founders of the Harris School of Public Policy and in 2010 cofounded the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group.

Professor Heckman has devoted his professional life to understanding the origins of major social and economic questions relating to inequality, social mobility, discrimination and the formation of skills and regulation in labor markets. In 2000, he won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on the microeconometrics of diversity and heterogeneity and for establishing a sound causal basis for public policy evaluation.

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Eliana La Ferrara

Economic Journal Lecture | Bocconi

Eliana La Ferrara is the Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Bocconi University, Milan. She is President of the European Economic Association and of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). She directs the Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies (LEAP) at Bocconi. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of CEPR, EUDN and IGIER. Her research fields are Development Economics and Political Economics.

Her research focuses on the role of social factors in economic development. She has studied ethnic diversity, kin structure and inheritance norms; and the effects of television on social outcomes. And investigated political constraints to development, with particular focus on violent conflict in Africa.

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Peter Neary

Past President's Address | Oxford

Peter Neary is Professor of Economics at Oxford University and a Professorial Fellow of Merton College. Educated at University College Dublin and Oxford, he was Professor of Political Economy at University College Dublin from 1980 to 2006.

He is the author of Measuring the Restrictiveness of International Trade Policy (with Jim Anderson, MIT Press, 2005) and of various scholarly articles, mainly on international economics. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR and CESifo, a Fellow of the British Academy and the Econometric Society, a Member of Academia Europaea and the Royal Irish Academy, and a Past President of the European Economic Association.

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