The Eli F. Heckscher Lecture

The Heckscher Lecture is held each year to honour the memory of the political economist and economic historian Eli F. Heckscher (1879-1952). The Heckscher lectures bring world known scholars to EHFF and the Ratio institute, such as James A. Robinson, Paul M. Romer and Deirdre McCloskey.

2019 Mary O’Sullivan,University of Geneva,The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Capitalism

2018 Andrei Schleifer, Harvard University, A Crisis of Beliefs: Investor Psychology and Financial Fragility

2017 Barry Weingast, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Reconstructing Adam Smith’s Politics

2016 Paul M. Romer, Stern School of Business, New York University ”Short-Run Shocks; Long-Run Pessimism”

2015 Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Yale University ”Corporations and Democracy: Beyond Cross-Country Regressions”

2014 Kenneth S Rogoff, Harvard University ”Lessons from Financial Crises”

2013 James A. Robinson, Harvard University ”Why Nations Fail”

2012 Randall Morck University of Alberta ”Recycling Corporations: A Matter of Life and Death”

2011 Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University ”Institutions, Technology, and Culture: The Origins of Modern Economic Growth Reconsidered”

2010 Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago ”Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World”

2009 Mark Casson, University of Reading “Entrepreneurship: Theory, Institutions and History”

2008 Youssef Cassis, University of Geneva ”Entrepreneurship and Big Business – The ­European Experience and the American Challenge”

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