The annual Lamson Lecture was initiated by the Economics Department in honor of Professor George Lamson, a longtime colleague and friend, who died unexpectedly in China in 2002. His devotion to his students was extraordinary and he followed their careers with interest over the years. The Lamson Lecturers are Carleton economics alums who have gone on to make significant contributions to the field and to society.

Lamson Lecture February 27, 2023 ~ 4:00pm ~ Boliou 104

“Economic Research and Monetary Policy:  A Career at the Fed” by Joshua Gallin, Economics ’92, Secretary to the Federal Open Market committee, Federal Reserve Board

Josh talked about his career at the Federal Reserve Board, from a brand-new research economist to Senior Special Adviser to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to Secretary to the Federal Open Market Committee. He reflected on the intersection of his academic research and policy work, his career decisions, and his experiences at the Fed during the Global Financial Crisis, the Great Recession, and COVID. (No insights into current Fed policy were provided!)

2022 Lamson Lecture by John Karl Scholz ’81

“Economics In and Out of the Ivory Tower”, a lecture by Dr. John Karl Scholz ’81, former Dean of the College of Letters & Science, now currently serving as Provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall 2018 Lamson Lecture by Jamie Glover ’06

“From Liberal Arts to Corporate to Social Impact Entrepreneur – How the Right Idea Can Change Everything”: A lecture by Jamie Glover ’06, Co-Founder and President of Asiya Modest Activewear

2016 Lamson Lecture by Kimberly Clausing ’91

“The Challenge of Taxing Multinational Firms in a Global Economy”: A lecture by Kimberly Clausing ’91, Thormund A. Miller and Walter Mintz Professor of Economics, Reed College

2014 Lamson Lecture by Jeffrey Sundberg ’82

“An Economic & Environmental Analysis of Conservation Easements” by Jeffrey Sundberg ’82, James S. Kemper Foundation Professor of Liberal Arts and Business, Lake Forest College