Guest Speakers

A 33-year history of the Omicron Delta Epsilon guest speaker series:

2015
Dr. Peter von Allmen, Chair, Department of Economics, Skidmore College; "Salary Determination in the Presence of Fixed Revenues in the NBA"

2014
Professor Sara Solnick, Chair, Department of Economics, University of Vermont; "Soft Drinks and Violence"

2013
Dr. Joseph Quinn, James P. McIntyre Professor of Economics, Boston College; "The Entitlement Crises and Social Security (The Easy Part)"

2012
Dr. Claudia Sahm, Economist, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; "Income Expectations and Consumer Spending"

2011
Elliot S. Fisher, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth College, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; "Achieving a Sustainable Health Care System"

2010
Dr. Yoram Bauman; "Comedy, Economics, and Climate Change"

2009
Dr. David Hemenway, Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health; "While We Were Sleeping. Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention"

2008
Dr. Bisrat Aklilu, Executive Coordinator, Multi-Donor Trust Fund Office, the United Nations; "The United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities"

2007
Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy, Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Economics and Acting Dean at Middlebury College; "Power of Economic Reasoning"

2006
Dr. Gustav Papanek, President of the Boston Institute for Developing Economies and Emeritus Professor of Economics, Boston University; "Poverty, Politics and Development in Asia: An economic adviser discusses successes and failure in over 50 years of work in the region"

2005
Dr. Mark Stephan Calnon, Chief Economist, Verizon; "Evolution, Challenges, and the Future of the Telecommunications Industry"

2004
Dr. Abu Turab Rizvi, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont; "Happiness, Income and Work"

2003
Dr. Art Woolf, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Vermont and President of Northern Economic Consulting and the Vermont Economic Newsletter; "New Hampshire vs. Vermont: What a Difference a River Makes"

2002
Dr. Ashok S. Rai, Center for International Development, Harvard University; "Microfinance Against Poverty"

2001
Joseph Boutin, President and CEO of Merchants Bank; "Banking Now and In The Future: The Changing Competitive Environment"

2000
Dr. Thomas Naylor, Professor of Economics, Duke University; "Techno-Fascism: The Foundation of the New Economy"

1999
Dr. Patrick Crowley, Professor of Economics, Middlebury College; "EMU and the Euro: Background and Prospects"

1998
Dr. David Colander, Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Prof. of Economics, Middlebury College; "The Way the World Really Works"

1997
Dr. Joseph Pliskin, Sydney Liswood Professor of Health Care Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, and Adjunct Professor at Harvard School of Public Health; "Optimal Screening for Down’s Syndrome: An Economic Analysis"

1996
Dr. Darius Conger, Professor of Economics, LeMoyne College; "An Economic Analysis of New Spouse Selection Following Divorce: At Last a Prince(ss) or Just Another Frog"

1995
Dr. Paul Dion, Visiting Professor, Saint Michael’s College; "Why the United States is the World’s Pollution Spewing Policeman: The Economics of Multinational Public Goods"

1994
Dr. Carl Reidel, Director of Environmental Programs, University of Vermont; "Private Property and the Public Trust: A Challenge for Economics"

1993
Dr. Richard Brandenburg, Chair of the Vermont Health Care Authority; "The Future of Health Care Reform in Vermont"

1992
Professor Shane Hunt, Professor of Economics, Boston University; "Inflation, Depression, and Revolution in Latin America"

1991
Dr. Arthur Woolf, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont and former Chief Economist for Governor Kunin; "The Role of Economic Analysis in State Government"

1990
Thomas Salmon, Governor of the State of Vermont

1990
Dr. Michael Claudon, Professor of Economics Middlebury College and President of Geoeconomics; "Doing Business in the Soviet Union: Will the Reforms be Successful?"

1989
Dr. Scott McCormick, Associates in Rural Development; "Natural Resources and Economic Development in the Third World"

1988
Dr. David Colander, Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics Middlebury College; "Why are Economics Texts so Irrelevant"

1985
Carolyn Shaw Bell, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College; "Comparable Worth: Will it Work?"

1984
Dr. Robert Lekachman, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Lehman College; "Is there Life After Reagan"

1983
Dr. Oldrich Kyn, Professor of Economics, Boston University; "Planned vs. Free Market Economies: The Case of Austria and Czechoslovakia"

1982
Dr. Robert Solow, Institute Professor of M.I.T.; "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Federal Budget" 

 

Guest Speakers

A 33-year history of the Omicron Delta Epsilon guest speaker series:

2015
Dr. Peter von Allmen, Chair, Department of Economics, Skidmore College; "Salary Determination in the Presence of Fixed Revenues in the NBA"

2014
Professor Sara Solnick, Chair, Department of Economics, University of Vermont; "Soft Drinks and Violence"

2013
Dr. Joseph Quinn, James P. McIntyre Professor of Economics, Boston College; "The Entitlement Crises and Social Security (The Easy Part)"

2012
Dr. Claudia Sahm, Economist, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; "Income Expectations and Consumer Spending"

2011
Elliot S. Fisher, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth College, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; "Achieving a Sustainable Health Care System"

2010
Dr. Yoram Bauman; "Comedy, Economics, and Climate Change"

2009
Dr. David Hemenway, Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health; "While We Were Sleeping. Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention"

2008
Dr. Bisrat Aklilu, Executive Coordinator, Multi-Donor Trust Fund Office, the United Nations; "The United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities"

2007
Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy, Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Economics and Acting Dean at Middlebury College; "Power of Economic Reasoning"

2006
Dr. Gustav Papanek, President of the Boston Institute for Developing Economies and Emeritus Professor of Economics, Boston University; "Poverty, Politics and Development in Asia: An economic adviser discusses successes and failure in over 50 years of work in the region"

2005
Dr. Mark Stephan Calnon, Chief Economist, Verizon; "Evolution, Challenges, and the Future of the Telecommunications Industry"

2004
Dr. Abu Turab Rizvi, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont; "Happiness, Income and Work"

2003
Dr. Art Woolf, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Vermont and President of Northern Economic Consulting and the Vermont Economic Newsletter; "New Hampshire vs. Vermont: What a Difference a River Makes"

2002
Dr. Ashok S. Rai, Center for International Development, Harvard University; "Microfinance Against Poverty"

2001
Joseph Boutin, President and CEO of Merchants Bank; "Banking Now and In The Future: The Changing Competitive Environment"

2000
Dr. Thomas Naylor, Professor of Economics, Duke University; "Techno-Fascism: The Foundation of the New Economy"

1999
Dr. Patrick Crowley, Professor of Economics, Middlebury College; "EMU and the Euro: Background and Prospects"

1998
Dr. David Colander, Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Prof. of Economics, Middlebury College; "The Way the World Really Works"

1997
Dr. Joseph Pliskin, Sydney Liswood Professor of Health Care Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, and Adjunct Professor at Harvard School of Public Health; "Optimal Screening for Down’s Syndrome: An Economic Analysis"

1996
Dr. Darius Conger, Professor of Economics, LeMoyne College; "An Economic Analysis of New Spouse Selection Following Divorce: At Last a Prince(ss) or Just Another Frog"

1995
Dr. Paul Dion, Visiting Professor, Saint Michael’s College; "Why the United States is the World’s Pollution Spewing Policeman: The Economics of Multinational Public Goods"

1994
Dr. Carl Reidel, Director of Environmental Programs, University of Vermont; "Private Property and the Public Trust: A Challenge for Economics"

1993
Dr. Richard Brandenburg, Chair of the Vermont Health Care Authority; "The Future of Health Care Reform in Vermont"

1992
Professor Shane Hunt, Professor of Economics, Boston University; "Inflation, Depression, and Revolution in Latin America"

1991
Dr. Arthur Woolf, Professor of Economics, University of Vermont and former Chief Economist for Governor Kunin; "The Role of Economic Analysis in State Government"

1990
Thomas Salmon, Governor of the State of Vermont

1990
Dr. Michael Claudon, Professor of Economics Middlebury College and President of Geoeconomics; "Doing Business in the Soviet Union: Will the Reforms be Successful?"

1989
Dr. Scott McCormick, Associates in Rural Development; "Natural Resources and Economic Development in the Third World"

1988
Dr. David Colander, Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics Middlebury College; "Why are Economics Texts so Irrelevant"

1985
Carolyn Shaw Bell, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College; "Comparable Worth: Will it Work?"

1984
Dr. Robert Lekachman, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Lehman College; "Is there Life After Reagan"

1983
Dr. Oldrich Kyn, Professor of Economics, Boston University; "Planned vs. Free Market Economies: The Case of Austria and Czechoslovakia"

1982
Dr. Robert Solow, Institute Professor of M.I.T.; "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Federal Budget"