Economics of education expert will deliver annual Marburg Lecture

November 8, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Dr. Joshua Angrist, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and a director of MIT's School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, will deliver Marquette University's annual Marburg Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1552 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

Angrist is an expert in the economics of education and school reform, and econometric methods for program and policy evaluation. His lecture will focus on how empirical economics has evolved to answer important policy questions, how this evolution has increased the impact of economics on other disciplines, and how undergraduate economic instruction should change accordingly.

The Marburg Lecture is free and open to the public — register online.

About the Marburg Lecture series

The lecture series is named in honor of the late Theodore F. Marburg, a long-time member of the economics department. The goal of the Marburg Memorial Lecture is to provide a forum for the discussion of moral, philosophical and social dimensions of economic issues, as well as continue Professor Marburg's commitment to the economic aspects of peace and justice. The Marburg Lecture is made possible by the generosity of the Marburg family and through the support of the Center for Global and Economic Studies.