Douglass North Honorary Lecture

Sponsored by the Economics Department, all attendees will have the opportunity to attend the honorary lecture and interact with our guest.

Honorary Lecturer

Costas Meghir, the Douglas A Warner III Professor of Economics at Yale University will deliver this year’s Douglass North Honorary Lecture.

Dr. Meghir works mainly on labor economics, the economics of education and development economics. Among other things, Dr. Meghir is affiliated with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, British Academy, Econometric Society, Royal Economic Society, American Economic Association, IZA, CEPR, NBER, IFS, J-PAL.


In Memoriam

Co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, Douglass C. North spent much of his career trying to answer a simple question, ‘Why do some countries become rich, while others remain poor?’

His research focused on the role of institutions, beliefs, and cognition in understanding long-run economic growth. A thoughtful and generous colleague, his genius lay in his ability to draw insights from multiple disciplines, and in his willingness to challenge economics to adapt to meet these new challenges.

A dedicated teacher, Professor North taught for over seventy years. During his thirty years in St. Louis, he was known for his warmth, his wit, and a humility that always made it easy for his students to speak with him.