The Clemens Lecture Series was founded to further conversation on the ways that economics can speak to the larger problems of our society and culture. It brings to Saint John's outstanding economists noted for their abilities to address the economic dimensions of social issues and to sustain dialogue with the other fields of the liberal arts. It also provides a valuable opportunity for students to meet both informally and in classes with the visiting lecturer. The lecture series is designed to be practically useful in understanding daily life and is intended for a wide audience, including students, faculty, the business and professional community and members of the general public interested in the impact of econimc issues in their lives.
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The Clemens Chair in Economics and the Liberal Arts and the Clemens Lecture Series have been made possible by the generosity of William E. and Virginia Clemens.
October 20, 8 p.m., Stephen B. Humprey Theater, SJU
The speaker for the 2016 Clemens Lecture is David H. Autor, Ford Professor of Economics and Associate Head at MIT Department of Economics.
His fields of specialization include the following: Human capital, skill supply and demand, and earnings inequality; Labor market impacts of
technological change and globalization; Disability insurance and labor force participation; Contingent and intermediated work arrangements.
Ph.D., Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, June 1999.
Thesis: Essays on the Changing Labor Market: Computerization, Inequality, and the Development of the
Contingent Work Force.
M.A., Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, June 1994.
Thesis: Charting the Impacts of the Computer Revolution: New Evidence from the Current Population
B.A., Psychology (concentration in Computer Science), Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1989. (Summa
cum Laude. Phi Beta Kappa.)