How it all began.....
The Department of Economics and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences inaugurated the Emile Grunberg Lecture Series in the Spring of 1988. The Series honors the late Emile Grunberg, professor emeritus and eminent scholar in the fields of economic methodology and the philosophy of science. Professor Grunberg had a long and distinguished career. His publication record spans over 50 years -- from 1932 to 1986 and includes scholarly articles published in German, French, and English, as well as some translated into Italian. He taught at the University of Akron from 1946 to 1948 and at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon) from 1948 to 1956. Professor Grunberg returned to teach at the University of Akron in 1956 until his retirement in 1973. He was department head from 1956 to 1969. He was on our faculty for approximately 20 years and served as department chair for 13 of those years.
Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon, Carnegie-Mellon University, delivered the first Lecture to honor Professor Grunberg, his long-time friend and former colleague at Carnegie-Mellon. Other former colleagues and students came from all across this country as well as from foreign countries, including Greece, France and Belgium to attend the inaugural lecture.
The lectures are intended to be of general interest while providing the insight of eminent scholars in the field of economics. Each lecturer is free to present a topic of his or her choice. The topic of each lecture is one that represents the current work of the presenter rather than a review of past material.
(Click a lecture for more information)
- The Eighteenth Lecture, 2008, George Akerlof (Nobel 2001)
- The Seventeenth Lecture, 2006, Finn Kydland (Nobel 2004)
- The Sixthteenth Lecture, 2004, Vernon L. Smith (Nobel 2002)
- The Fifteenth Lecture, 2002, James A. Heckman (Nobel 2000)
- The Fourteenth Lecture, 2001, Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel 2001)
- The Thirteenth Lecture, 2000, Herbert A. Simon (Nobel 1977)
- The Twelfth Lecture, 1999, Robert W. Fogel (Nobel 1993)
- The Eleventh Lecture, 1998, James A. Mirrlees (Nobel 1996)
- The Tenth Lecture, 1997, Douglas C. North (Nobel 1993)
- The Ninth Lecture, 1996, Harry M. Markowitz (Nobel 1990)
- The Eight Lecture, 1995, Lawrence Klein (Nobel 1980)
- The Seventh Lecture, 1994, Kenneth Arrow (Nobel 1972)
- The Sixth Lecture, 1993, Robert Solow (Nobel 1987)
- The Fifth Lecture, 1992, James Tobin (Nobel 1981)
- The Fourth Lecture, 1991, Richard Cyret
- The Third Lecture, 1990, Franco Modigliani (Nobel 1985)
- The Second Lecture, 1989, William Cooper (Von Neumann Medal 1982)
- The First Lecture, 1988, Herbert A. Simon (Nobel 1978)
As of 3/18/2009 there is no information on the next Grunberg Lecture