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James Hamilton, Professor of Economics, Organizer

Julie Cullen, Professor of Economics and Chair

The University of California, San Diego is pleased to present the 2022 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 2022 Season has ended. Find information about our speakers and topics below.


December 7, 2022

Shin_Hyun_2020-HR.jpgCentral Bank Digital Currencies and the Future Monetary System 

Date: December 7, 2022

Time:  8:00am - 9:00am

Location:  by Zoom

Hyun Song Shin

Bank for International Settlements 


What can be salvaged from crypto winter? Will central banks issue their own digital currencies, and how would such a monetary system work? Hyun Song Shin is the Economic Adviser and Head of Research of the Bank for International Settlements and co-leads the Monetary and Economic Department. Before he took up his current position in May 2014, he was the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics at Princeton University, having previously held appointments at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. He has been an intellectual leader in the fields of banking, international finance and monetary economics, topics on which he has published widely, both in leading academic and official publications.

September 15, 2022

Screen-Shot-2022-07-26-at-9.35.26-AM.pngThe Road Ahead for the Auto Sector

Date: September 15, 2022

Time:  8:00am - 9:00am

Location:  by Zoom

Elaine Buckberg

General Motors


With $5 gasoline, geopolitical uncertainty about energy supplies, and the need to address global climate change, what's the future for the automobile and the U.S. auto industry? Elaine Buckberg is Chief Economist of General Motors. She previously served as a principal at the Brattle Group, a deputy assistant secretary with the U.S. Treasury Department, senior vice president at NERA Economic Consulting, and staff economist at the International Monetary Fund. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.

May 5, 2022

David WilcoxWhere Does New Work Come From?

Date: May 5, 2022

Time:  8:00am - 9:00am

Location:  by Zoom

David Autor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Advancing technology and automation make some jobs obsolete even as they create opportunities for new kinds of work. What are the new job opportunities, and what do they mean for working-class Americans? David Autor is one of the world's leading scholars on the effects of technological change and globalization on labor markets and politics. He is the Ford Professor in the MIT Department of Economics, co-director of the NBER Labor Studies Program, and co-leader of both the MIT Work of the Future Task Force and the JPAL Work of the Future experimental initiative.


February 25, 2022

David WilcoxPhase II of the Covid Recovery: The Inflation Morass in 10 Charts

Date: February 25, 2022

Time:  8:00am - 9:00am

Location:  by Zoom

David Wilcox

Bloomberg Economics


What factors led to the resurgence of U.S. inflation? Is higher inflation here to stay? David Wilcox is the director of U.S. economic research at Bloomberg Economics, and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He previously served as director of the Division of Research and Statistics for the Federal Reserve Board and senior advisor to three successive chairs of the Federal Reserve. He also was previously Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department and a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisors.



Don Billings, Consultant
Promontory Financial Group

Joseph Marshall, Shareholder
Sullivan Hill

Terry Moore, CCIM-ACI Principal
ACI Apartments

Alan Nevin
Xpera Group

Alex Rojas, Owner/Broker
Shore Point Realty 


John Reis
Reis Investment Management

Manny Labrinos, Program Director
CFA Society San Diego

Melissa McGrane, President
CFA Society San Diego

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

Doug Kurtz, Executive Director of Development

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