Lecture Synopsis: There is growing evidence that human economic progress comes from upper tail human capital – the education of managers and entrepreneurs. One learns this from critical episodes from economic history, from the comparison of growth experiences across countries, from evidence on which cities and regions of a country are rich and which are poor, as well as from studies of which companies grow. Both private and social human capital are critical outputs of an education system.
Speaker: A Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Andrei Shleifer holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. from MIT. Before arriving at Harvard in 1991, he taught at Princeton and the Chicago Business School. Shleifer has worked in the areas of comparative corporate governance, law and finance, behavioral finance, as well as institutional economics. He has published six books, including The Grabbing Hand (with Robert Vishny), and Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance, as well as over a hundred articles. Shleifer is an Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Finance Association. In 1999, Shleifer won the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association. According to RePEc, Shleifer is the most cited economist in the world.
Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm Dalio Auditorium, Schwarzman College
This Event is Open to All Tsinghua Students, Faculty, And Staff
Please join us for a brief reception after the lecture in the Schwarzman College Pub