Western Michigan University celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Werner Sichel Lecture Series! The theme for this year's Sichel Series is "Award-Winning Economists Speak on Contemporary Economic Issues" and is being organized by Dr. Jean Kimmel, professor of economics. The series began Oct. 16 with a presentation by Duke University's Dr. Erica Field. Upcoming lectures are listed below.
All lectures take place in 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
"The Once (But No Longer) Golden Age of Human Capital"
Wednesday, Jan. 22
"Economic Development from a Historical Perspective: The Origin and Nature of Good Institutions"
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Stanford University School of Business
"The Economics and Psychology of Worker Motivation"
Wednesday, March 26
"Efficient and Effective Economic Regulation in a Confusing Technological Environment"
Wednesday, April 9
"Economics of Immigration Reform"
The Sichel Series is organized by the WMU Department of Economics and named in honor of Sichel, a longtime WMU economics professor, who retired in 2004. The series is annually cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. The lectures are open to the public and formatted with the general public in mind.