Downing Public Lecture Series

2018       
Inequality in Education: What have we learned and what can we do?, Professor Susan M. Dynarski, University of Michigan

2017      
The Long Run Effects of the Social Safety Net, Professor Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley

2015      
Integrating Health Care Financing and Delivery: The US Experience, Dr Joseph Newhouse, Harvard Medical School

2014      
'Can Randomised Experiments of Labour Market Programs Inform Policy', Professor Bruno Crépon, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique

2013      
'Time: How we can get it to be on our side', Professor Daniel Hamermesh, Royal Holloway, University of London

2012
'A Warrant for Pain: Market Liberalism, 1970-2010', Professor Avner Offer, University of Oxford
The Great Recession and the Distribution of Household Income, Professor John Micklewright, University of London

2011      
Empirical Evidence and Tax Reform: Lessons from the Mirrlees Review, Professor Richard Blundell, University College London

2010      
'Family Economics and the Second Demographic Transition', Professor Shelly Lundberg, University of Washington

2009      
'Spaghetti Unravelled: How Income Varies With Age', Professor Stephen Jenkins, University of Essex

2008      
What Has Been Happening to Income Inequality in the United States? (page 37) Professor Richard V. Burkhauser, Cornell University

2007
Drugs Policy: a role for economic research? (page 21), Professor Stephen Pudney, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

2006
'Ten Big Questions on Immigration', Professor David Card, University of California, Berkeley

2005
'The Economics of Immediate Gratification', Professor Matthew Rabin, University of California, Berkeley

2002
Professor Alan Duncan, School of Economics, University of Nottingham

2001
Professor Robert Drago, Penn State University

1999
Dr Nicholas Barr, London School of Economics

1997
Dr Mari Pangestu, Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta

1996
Dr Paul Johnson, London School of Economics

1995
Professor Myra Strober, School of Education, Stanford University

1995
Professor David Henderson, formerly Head of the Department of Economics and Statistics, OECD

1992/93
Professor Anthony Saunders, J M Schiff Professor of Finance, New York University Salomon Centre, U.S.A.

1991
Professor Cedric Sandford, Professor Emeritus, University of Bath, United Kingdom

1989
Mr Andrew Dilnot, Programme Director, Personal Sector Research, The Institute for Fiscal Studies, United Kingdom

1988
Allen Kelley, James B Duke Professor of Economics, Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.A.

1987
Dr Brian Easton, Director, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc.) Wellington, New Zealand

1983
James H Schulz, Professor of Welfare Economics and Director of Policy Studies, Florence Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

1982
Kenneth E Boulding, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

1981
Robert J Lampman, Professor of Economics, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A.

1980
Martin Rein, Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.