Join SIEPR and Stanford's Economics Department on Monday, December 6th, at 4:00pm for the Abramovitz Lecture with Alexander J. Field, Michel and Mary Orradre Professor of Economics at Santa Clara University.
The Abramovitz Lecture is a series founded in honor of Moses Abramovitz, one of the builders of Stanford’s Economics Department. The event will mark the twentieth anniversary of Moe’s death. Professor Field's lecture title is: “The Economic Consequences of US Mobilization for the Second World War.” This event will be moderated by Gavin Wright, William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History, Emeritus.
Alexander J. Field is the Michel and Mary Orradre Professor of Economics at Santa Clara University, where he has taught since 1982. Over a long career in economic history, Field has addressed an unusually diverse range of topics, most prominently the trajectory of technology and productivity growth in US history. His 2011 book A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and US Economic Growth won the Alice Hanson Jones award from the Economic History Association as well as the Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Award in Social Sciences. Field’s forthcoming book explores the impact of World War II on the US economy, reaching the surprising conclusion that contrary to conventional wisdom, the net effects of the conflict were probably negative.
Hybrid event with in-person option for Stanford faculty, staff, and students