Distinguished Speaker Series

Spend Time with Today’s Leaders in the Field

The Distinguished Speaker Series offers MQE students, faculty, and community members the opportunity to hear directly from accomplished economists and economic thought leaders from around the globe. 

Photo of Greg Ip speaking to students at UCLA

Engage Directly with Thought Leaders

Each year the program hosts notable economists and industry and government leaders to discuss economic policy and current topics.  MQE students and community members have a unique opportunity to engage in rich discussion throughout these interactive talks.

Past speakers have included:

Nobel Laureates

Jean Tirole
(Nobel Laureate)
Eugene Fama
(Nobel Laureate)
Richard Thaler
(Nobel Laureate)

Government Leaders

Ben Bernanke
Xiaochuan Zhou
Sheila Bair
Philip Lane
Stanley Fischer

Industry Leaders

Patrick Bajari
(Vice President & Chief Economist, Amazon)
Greg Ip
(Chief Economics Commentator for The Wall Street Journal)

Check Out Our Video Archive

Gain important economic insights shared at past Distinguished Speaker Series events: