Middlebury

Economic historian discusses two centuries of trade and poverty September 28

September 14, 2009

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - On Monday, Sept. 28, at 4:30 p.m., Harvard University's Jeffrey Gale Williamson will deliver a lecture titled "Trade and Poverty over Two Centuries." The lecture is free and open to the public, and will take place at Middlebury College in Warner Hemicycle, located in Warner Hall on College Street (Route 125).

Williamson is the Laird Bell Professor of Economics, emeritus, at Harvard University. He is also an honorary fellow of the economics department at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a research fellow at several organizations, including the Massachusetts-based National Bureau of Economic Research, the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and the Institute for the Study of Labor in Germany.

He received his doctorate from Stanford University in 1961, and was a member of the faculty at Vanderbilt University from 1961-1963, University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1963-1983 and Harvard University from 1983-2008.

He is the author of more than 25 books and nearly 200 scholarly articles in economic history, international economics and economic development. His most recent books are "Trade and Poverty since 1750" (forthcoming); "Globalization and the Poor Periphery before 1950" (2006); and "Global Migration and the World Economy" (2005). He has had visiting appointments at more than 15 foreign universities and long associations with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank.

This event is sponsored by the Christian A. Johnson Fund. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Economics Leticia Arroyo Abad at larroyoabad@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5933.