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James Hamilton, Professor of Economics, Organizer
Julianne Cullen, Professor of Economics and Chair

The University of California, San Diego is pleased to present the 2021 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 2021 Season has ended. Find information about our speakers and topics below.


November 16, 2021


The Future of Transportation 

Date: November 16, 2021

Time:  8:00am - 9:00am

Location:  by Zoom

Mark Jacobsen

Professor, University California, San Diego 

Is the internal combustion engine on the way out? What role will policy decisions play, and what role should they play, in making that happen?  And what does the future hold for San Diego and California in particular? Mark Jacobsen is a professor of economics at the University of California at San Diego and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has written extensively on transportation and environmental economics.


September 7, 2021


Cryptocurrencies Versus Central Bank Money 

Date: September 7, 2021

Time:  8:00am - 9:00am

Location:  by Zoom

Linda Schilling

Assistant Professor, Ecole Polytechnique CREST

Will cryptocurrency come to replace other currencies? Does it pose a challenge to the efforts of central banks to conduct monetary policy? Linda Schilling is one of the world's leading academic scholars who have studied these questions and will share the insights from her research at the UCSD Economics Roundtable on September 7. She is currently an assistant professor for Ecole Polytechnique and the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics, and has previously taught at Utrecht University.


June 11, 2021


Is It Getting Hot in Here? The Fed, Inflation, Regulation, and Climate 

Date: June 11, 2021

Time:  8:00am - 9:00am

Location:  by Zoom

John Cochrane

Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Federal Reserve is aggressively using old tools and new to try to stimulate the economy, even as it expands its regulatory mission towards climate change and social issues. Is the Fed adapting and innovating to the modern challenges, or is it on the path to repeat historical mistakes? Will it lose control of inflation in an overheated economy, and will it over-reach in its economic interference provoking a political backlash?

John Cochrane is the Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, and previously was professor of finance at the University of Chicago and president of the American Finance Association. He has written many influential articles and books, including the leading graduate text on asset pricing. He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and recipient of the TIAA Paul Samuelson Award, among many other honors. He blogs as “the grumpy economist” and writes opeds in the Wall Street Journal and other publications.


February 17, 2021


Fiscal Policy During the New Administration

Date: February 17, 2021

Time:  8:00am - 9:00am

Location:  by Zoom

Alan Auerbach

Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Where is U.S. fiscal policy likely to go under President Biden?  Where should it go?  In this talk Alan Auerbach, one of the nation's leading experts on tax policy and public finance, will offer his thoughts.  Auerbach is the Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law at U.C. Berkeley and President of the Western Economic Association International.  He has also served as Vice President of the American Economic Association and President of the National Tax Association.





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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