Lecture Explores the Value of Field Experiments in Economics
John List, Ph.D., the Homer J. Livingston professor of economics at the University of Chicago, discussed “Life as a Laboratory: Using Field Experiments in Economics” at the University’s Henry George Lecture on Oct. 1.
Passionate about using field experiments to explore economic questions, Dr. List believes that this unique methodology forces researchers to understand everyday phenomena.
He received the Yrjo Jahnsson Lecture Prize in 2012, was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011, and won the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Kenneth Galbraith Award in 2010, among several other honors and awards. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, The Atlantic and many other prestigious publications.
The Henry George Lecture Series is organized by the Economics and Finance Department and the campus chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics. The series is funded by a grant from Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, which was established in 1925 to propagate the ideas of the 19th century economist and social reformer Henry George as set forth in his book “Progress and Poverty” and other works.
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