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James Hamilton, Professor of Economics, Organizer
Graham Elliott, Professor of Economics and Chair

The University of California, San Diego is pleased to present the 2019 UC San Diego Economics Roundtable Lecture Series. The Economics Roundtable continues an important UC San Diego partnership tradition between the academic and business communities by providing a forum for local business professionals and community leaders to exchange ideas and information with world-class economists and financial experts.

The cost to attend each event is $50 per person (includes refreshments and parking). A significant discount is available for UC San Diego alumni, faculty, staff and students as well as individuals who purchase tickets for all four events. For additional information, call (858) 534-9710 or email


The 2019 Season has ended. Find information about our speakers and topics below.


January 14

Daniel P. Kessler

Health Reform: What's Next?

7:30-9:00 a.m.
UC San Diego Faculty Club

Daniel P. Kessler

Professor, Graduate School of Business and Law School

Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and Institute for Economics Policy Research

Stanford University

Daniel Kessler is an expert on health policy and health care finance. He has written numerous scholarly articles and books about health policy and Medicare as well as commentary for the Wall Street Journal. His current research examines how integration among doctors and hospitals affects competition in markets for health services and the cost and quality of care. He holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a PhD in economics from MIT.


May 7

Jonathan Wright

Economic Forecasts and Economic Policy

7:30-9:00 a.m.
UC San Diego Faculty Club

Jonathan Wright

Professor of Economics

Johns Hopkins University

Jonathan Wright was a research economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1999 to 2008. He served as Deputy Associate Director of the Division of Monetary Affairs his last two years there before moving to his current position at Johns Hopkins University. He has published over 50 papers in the top economics and finance journals on financial markets and economic forecasting. Professor Wright is both a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow with the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1997. In this talk he will share some of the lessons he has learned from a career of studying the quality of economic forecasts.


July 26

Janice Eberly

Outlook for U.S. Fiscal Policy

7:30-9:00 a.m.
UC San Diego Faculty Club

Janice Eberly

James and Helen Russell Distinguished Professor of Finance

Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University

Janice Eberly was Chief Economist for the U.S. Treasury from 2011-2013. She has also served on the President's Council of Economic Advisors and on the advisory committees of the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Congressional Budget Office. Her many academic honors include election as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for TIAA-CREF and the advisory board for several other major financial management companies.


October 2

John Williams

The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

7:30-9:00 a.m.
UC San Diego Faculty Club

John Williams

President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Vice Chairman, FOMC

As President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, John Williams holds a permanent position on the Federal Open Market Committee, the group that determines U.S. monetary policy. He is currently the Vice Chair of the FOMC. He has held positions with the Federal Reserve system since receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford, starting as a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Board in 1994. He moved to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2002, where he became president in 2011 before moving to the New York Fed in 2018. Williams has published dozens of highly cited papers in leading economics journals. With his many years of experience with both economic policy and academic research, he is one of the most authoritative and influential economists in the world today.





Don Billings, Consultant
Promontory Financial Group

Joseph Marshall, Shareholder
Sullivan Hill

Terry Moore, CCIM-ACI Principal
ACI Apartments

Alan Nevin
Xpera Group

John Reis
Reis Investment Management

Larry Speidell, Vice President
CFA Society San Diego

Vanessa Wieliczko, President
CFA Society San Diego

Jeff Lewin, Chairman of the Board
California Western School of Law

Sponsor CFA Society: San Diego

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