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2013

November 14
College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education (Nashville Branch)
Jeffrey J. Selingo, Editor at Large, the Chronicle of Higher Education
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October 23
Why We Do What We Do: Economics of Human Motivation
John A. List, Homer J. Livingston Professor of Economics and Department of Economics Chairman, University of Chicago
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September 5
Wetlands Reclamation (New Orleans Branch)
R. King Milling, chairman of America's Wetland Foundation and chairman of the Louisiana Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation
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July 24
Is the End of the Age of Innovation Upon Us?
Joel Mokyr, Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Economics and History, Northwestern University, and the Sackler Professor of Economics, University of Tel Aviv
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March 13
The Higher Education Bubble
Glenn Reynolds, Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee
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2012

October 17
Advancing Entrepreneurship in America: Building Blocks for Success
Amy Wilkinson, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Center for Business and Government, and Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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July 25
Surviving the New Economics of Health Care: Can Reviving the Doctor of the Past Meet the Challenges of the Present?
David Meltzer, MD, PhD, Chief of the Hospital Medicine Section and Director of the Center for Health and Social Sciences, University of Chicago
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April 18
Beyond GDP: Should the United States Measure Well-Being?
Carol Graham, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
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2011

October 26
Public Pension Promises: How Big Are They and What Are They Worth?
Joshua D. Rauh, Associate Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
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June 15
The Economics of Sport: What's the Score?
Robert A. Baade, PhD, A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business, Lake Forest College
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March 9
The Economics of Retirement Planning: Are Pension Plans Retiring Themselves?
Roger W. Ferguson Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF
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2010

November 10
Has the Recession Arrested Crime?
Richard Rosenfeld, Curators Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St. Louis, and President, American Society of Criminology

June 16
The Economics of Income Inequality: Traversing the Great Divide
Steven E. Landsburg, Professor of Economics, University of Rochester
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March 10
The Economics of Urban Growth
Ed Glaeser, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
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2009

Oct. 8
The Economics of Urban Transportation
Kenneth A. Small, Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of California, Irvine
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June 17
Testing the Waters: Pricing and Urban Water Conservation
Sheila M. Olmstead, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Yale University
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March 11
Solving Global Issues: Where Do We Start?
Finn Kydland, Henly Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Nobel Prize Laureate
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2008

Nov. 12
Entitlement Spending: The Coming Reckoning
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics, Boston University, and President, Economic Security Planning Inc.

Sept. 10
The Economics of Rising Oil Prices—What Is the Cause?
James D. Hamilton, Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

May 7
The Economics of Immigration
Gordon Hanson, Director of the Center on Pacific Economies and Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

Feb. 13
The Economics of Health Care Policy
Joseph Newhouse, John P. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University

2007

Oct. 10
Real-Time China: Exploring China's Emergence as a Market Economy and a Global Player
Dave Altig, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta