Overview

Trinity’s Nobel Economists lecture Series, begun in 1984 by Distinguished Professor of Economics William Breit, brings some of the most brilliant and influential economists of the post-war era to campus.

Based on the general theme “My Evolution as an Economist,” the lectures offer rare autobiographical insights into the Nobel laureates’ contributions, the sources and nature of their discoveries, and their growth and development as economists. Transcripts of the first 23 lectures appear in the sixth edition of the 2014 MIT Press volume, Lives of the Laureates, edited by professors Roger W. Spencer and ​David A. Macpherson. 

Past Lecturers:

Alvin Roth
Awarded Prize: 2012
Presented Lecture: March 2019

Christopher A. Sims
Awarded Prize: 2011
Presented Lecture: April 2018

A. Michael Spence
Awarded Prize: 2001
Presented Lecture: April 2017

Amartya Sen
Awarded Prize: 1998
Presented Lecture: April 2016

Thomas J. Sargent
Awarded Prize: 2011
Presented Lecture: April 2015

Roger Myerson
Awarded Prize: 2007
Presented Lecture: February 2014
 

Peter Diamond
Awarded Prize: 2010
Presented Lecture: April 2013

Paul Krugman
Awarded Prize: 2008
Presented Lecture: February 2011

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Awarded Prize: 2001
Presented Lecture: September 2009

Eric S. Maskin
Awarded Prize: 2007
Presented Lecture: April 2009

Edmund S. Phelps
Awarded Prize: 2006
Presented Lecture: April 2008

Thomas C. Schelling
Awarded Prize: 2005
Presented Lecture: April 2007