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Since the academic year 2005/06, with generous support by the Jürgen Manchot Foundation, the BGSE organizes annual Manchot Lectures. The lectures are delivered by internationally distinguished experts and address a general audience interested in economic research.

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  • Manchot Lecture: Is Europe an optimal political area?
When Jan 23, 2020
from 17:15 to 18:45
Where Juridicum, lecture hall C
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 The 15th Manchot Lecture took place on January 23, 2020:

 Guido Tabellini 2020

Professor Guido Tabellini

Professor of Economics
Università Bocconi, Milan


Is Europe an optimal political area?


Guido Tabellini's research focuses on political economy. He holds the Intesa Sanpaolo Chair in Political Economics at the Bocconi University in Milan. Professor Tabellini has been a president of the European Economic Association and a recipient of its highest prize, the Y. Jahnsson Award.

5 p.m. ct, Lecture Hall C, Juridicum

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 The 14th Manchot Lecture took place on January 24, 2019:


Professor Monika Piazzesi

Joan Kenney Professor of Economics, 
Department of Economics, Stanford University


Crazy house prices? Lessons from recent booms and busts 


Monika Piazzesi's research focuses on asset pricing and time series econometrics. She is a professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and program director of the Asset Pricing Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

 5 p.m. ct, Lecture Hall C, Juridicum

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The 13th Manchot Lecture took place on January 25, 2018:


Professor Thomas Piketty

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
École d'Économie de Paris/Paris School of Economics (PSE)


Rising inequality and globalisation 


Thomas Piketty is the author of numerous articles published in journals and of a dozen books. He has done major historical and theoretical work on the interplay between economic development and the distribution of income and wealth. In particular, he is the initiator of the recent literature on the long run evolution of top income shares in national income. These works have led to radically question the optimistic relationship between development and inequality posited by Kuznets, and to emphasize the role of political, social and fiscal institutions in the historical evolution of income and wealth distribution. He is also the author of the international best-seller Capital in the 21st century (Source: Paris School of Economics).


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The 12th Manchot Lecture took place on January 26, 2017:


Professor Charles F. Manski  

Board of Trustees Professor
Northwestern University


Communicating Uncertainty in Policy Analysis



Charles Manski's research spans econometrics, judgement and decision, and the analysis of public policy. He is author of Public Policy in an Uncertain WorldIdentification for Prediction and Decision, and Identification Problems in the Social Sciences. He has served as Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty and editor of the Journal of Human Resources. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the British Academy (Source: Northwestern University). 


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The 11th Manchot Lecture took place on January 22, 2016:

Professor Susan Athey

The Economics of Technology Professor
Professor of Economics (by courtesy),
School of Humanities and Sciences

Graduate School of Business
Stanford University

The Internet and the News Media


Susan Athey is professor at the Graduate School of Business at Standford University and served as chief economist for the  Microsoft Corporation. In 2007 she won the John Bates Clark Medal awarded by the American Economics Association. The Medal is awarded to junior scientists who have made a "significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.”



The 10th Manchot Lecture took place on January 16, 2015:

Professor Daron Acemoglu

Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Rights and States: A Political Economy Perspective


Professor Acemoglu is one of the top ten most cited economists in the world and also known to the general public as author of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail. The German newspaper Die Welt concludes about his work: “One should keep in mind the name Daron Acemoglu”.


The complete lecture, filmed by Uni Bonn TV:

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The 9th Manchot Lecture took place on November 15, 2013:

Professor John Hardman Moore

University of Edinburgh and London School of Economics

Leverage Stacks and the Financial System



The 8th Manchot Lecture took place on November 7, 2012:

Professor Hal Varian

Chief Economist at Google, Inc.
Emeritus Professor at University of California, Berkeley

Predicting the Present with Google Trends



The 7th Manchot Lecture took place on January 27, 2012:

Professor Matthew Rabin

Edward G. and Nancy S. Jordan Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley

Incorporating Psychology into Economic Theory


The 6th Manchot Lecture took place on January 28, 2011:

Professor James J. Heckman

Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
2000 Nobel Memorial Prize Winner in Economic Sciences

The Developmental Origins of Inequality



The 5th Manchot Lecture took place on December 17, 2009:

Professor Torsten Persson

Professor and Director at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics

State Capacity, Conflict, and Development



The 4th Manchot Lecture took place on February 5, 2009:

Professor Jean Tirole

Toulouse School of Economics & Institut d'Économie Industrielle        

Financial Crises: Regulation, Liquidity Provision and Crisis Management       

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The 3rd Manchot Lecture took place on January 25, 2008:

Professor Philippe Aghion

Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics,

Harvard University

How to Stimulate Growth in Europe?

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Lecture part I
lecture part II


The 2nd Manchot Lecture took place in December 2006:

Professor Paul Milgrom

Shirley and Leonard Ely Professor of Humanities and Sciences,

Stanford University

Market Design


The 1st Manchot Lecture took place in January 2006:

Professor Alvin Roth

George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration,

Harvard University

The Economist as Engineer


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