Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

The Economics of Wishful Thinking

Inaugural Allen Sinai Lecture

Date & time

Oct 20, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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Co-hosted by the Department of Economics, John Leahy will deliver an entertaining and insightful lecture celebrating his installment as the Allen Sinai Professor of Macroeconomics and Public Policy.

From the speaker's bio:

John Leahy is the Allen Sinai Professor of Macroeconomics and Public Policy, a joint appointment between the Ford School and the Department of Economics. His research interests center on economic fluctuations and macroeconomic policy with a focus on the roles of that market frictions and imperfect information play in shaping economic outcomes. Leahy is a leading authority on macroeconomics, serving as a coeditor of the American Economic Review and as a visiting scholar to the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Philadelphia, and Kansas City.  He earned a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics.