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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 2020 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.

March 2

Hal VairanThe Seven Deadly Sins of Technology


7:30-9:00 a.m.

UC San Diego

Rady School of Management MPR 2

  

 

Hal Varian

Chief Economist, Google

Hal Varian is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association and recipient of the Paul Gerowski Prize for research in industrial organization and the Humboldt Prize for general scientific research, among many other honors and distinctions. In this talk he will share some of the insights from his distinguished career in academics and business on how new technology is changing the concentration of economic power, the nature of competition, and barriers to entry for new firms.

 

 

As part of UCSD's efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, our roundtable event originally scheduled for May 5 has been canceled.

 

July 21

Valerie RameyCOVID and the U.S. Economy


8:00-9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Ramey

Professor of Economics
University of California San Diego

Resouces available from the talk

 Valerie Ramey serves on the Business Cycle Dating Committee for the National Bureau of Economic Research, the group that just declared officially that the U.S. has entered an economic recession. Among many impressive distinctions, she serves on the advisory panel for the Congressional Budget Office, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and serves on the editorial boards for the professions' leading economics journals. In this talk she will discuss how the pandemic has affected the U.S. economy up to this point and possible scenarios going forward from here.

This event will be held using the online video platform Zoom.  To participate in the event, you must register in advance by emailing econroundtable@ucsd.edu.  Please indicate in the email your name and your UCSD or Roundtable affiliation.  For example, your Roundtable affiliation might be the name of your table sponsor.  We will respond to your email with instructions for how to access the event.

 

October 5

Darrell Duffie

 

Still the World's Safe Haven?

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Darrell Duffie

Stanford University

Resources available from the talk:

In response to the economic challenges raised by the COVID pandemic, budget deficits have led to a big increase in borrowing by the U.S. Treasury and huge purchases of Treasury debt by the Federal Reserve.  Can we count on U.S. Treasury securities remaining the safe haven for world investors in this environment?  Darrell Duffie will discuss some of the issues and possible reforms to address concerns.  Duffie is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and past president of the American Finance Association.  He served on the Squam Lake Working Group and chaired the Market Participants Group, which provided key recommendations on improving stability of the U.S. financial system.

This event will be held using the online video platform Zoom.  To participate in the event, you must register in advance by emailing econroundtable@ucsd.edu.  Please indicate in the email your name and your UCSD or Roundtable affiliation.  For example, your Roundtable affiliation might be the name of your table sponsor.  We will respond to your email with instructions for how to access the event.


 

THE UC SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS GRATEFULLY
ACKNOWLEDGES THE 2020 UC SAN DIEGO ECONOMICS
ROUNDTABLE STEERING COMMITTEE FOR ITS SUPPORT.

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

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