Nobel Prize-winning economist and Bartlett Burnap Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, Douglass North died on Nov. 23, 2015, at the age of 95 in his home at Benzonia, Michigan.
The Daily sat down with Burke to discuss his research about the global economic impacts of climate change.
Piketty lectured on his 2013 bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, last Friday in Memorial Auditorium. Capital explores wealth and income inequality in U.S. and western European economies. This lecture was part of a joint venture between the Stanford Economics Department and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, which hosted Piketty as part of their Kenneth Arrow lecture series.
Three weeks ago, professor of economics Mark Duggan assumed the directorship of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). The Daily sat down with him to hear about his plans for expanding undergraduate research in economic policy and better communicating research to policymakers.
Over the summer, Stanford President John Hennessy approved 19 new professoriate appointments that were reviewed and submitted by the Advisory Board of Stanford’s Academic Council.
Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford’s Fairleight S. Dickinson Jr. Professor of Public Policy, emeritus, died at the age of 87 on Aug. 24. He was best known for his work on the economic history of technology, and his ideas explored both the source of technological advancement, as well as the role of uncertainty in innovation.
Masahiko Aoki, Stanford Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor of Japanese Studies and professor emeritus of economics, passed away in Palo Alto on July 15, 2015, due to lung disease. Aoki was 77 years old and was also a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
A Stanford degree opens doors to a world of opportunities. Our alums reach the heights of research, industry, politics, sports and entertainment, and the potential of current students seems limitless. But even the wealth of opportunity awaiting graduates ends with a choice. Get a steady job, or pursue a start-up? Go to medical school, or…