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Economics area to host fireside chat on 15th February with Nobel Laureate Prof. Michael Spence

Session to cover his contributions to Contract Theory/Microeconomics for which he received the Nobel Prize, world economy and India’s role in world economy

2 February, 2024, Bengaluru: The Economics area of IIM Bangalore will host a fireside chat on 15th February 2024, featuring Nobel Laureate Prof. Michael Spence, Co-chair of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET); Rohinton P. Medhora, Chair of the Governing Board, Institute for New Economic Thinking, and Robert Johnson, Co-founder and President, Institute for New Economic Thinking. The event will be held from 9.30 am to 10.30 am, at the IIMB Auditorium.

The session will be chaired by Prof. Manaswini Bhalla, faculty from the Economics area of IIM Bangalore.

Those who have questions to ask Prof. Michael Spence on issues related to the Global Economy, etc., please complete the form by following the link below:

Question for Prof. Spence - Google Form

Prof. Spence is known for his job market signaling model, which revolutionized the field of contract theory in Microeconomics. He has a wide range of interests. The broad themes to be covered during the conversation with Prof. Michael Spence include: relevance of his contributions to Contract Theory/Microeconomics for which he received the Nobel Prize – in today’s world of increased information; views about the world economy – Perma-Crisis and how the world has changed after Covid as well as micro steps to take to mend/avoid the crisis; role of India in the world economy – his views and suggestions, and suggestions for the MBA graduates of the future.

About the speakers:

Prof. Michael Spence is a Nobel Laureate in Economics and currently serves as the Co-chair of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and the Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is also a Professor of Economics at the NYU Stern School of Business, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Chairman of the Academic Council of the Fung Global Institute, and Member of the Board of the Stanford Management Company, and the International Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation. He was also the Chairman of an Independent Commission on Growth in Developing Countries. In addition to his academic roles, he serves on the Boards of several companies and is a Senior Advisor to Oak Hill Investment Management and a Consultant to PIMCO. He has previously served on the Boards of Genpact and Mercadolibre, and a number of private companies. He is the author of the book, ‘The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World’, and is working on a co-authored book, ‘Permacrisis’. Prof. Spence has a BA in Philosophy from Princeton University, a BA/MA in Mathematics from Oxford University, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

Rohinton P. Medhora is the Chair of the Governing Board at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has served on INET’s Board since 2012 and is a Distinguished Fellow and former President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) from 2012 to 2022. He also served on CIGI’s former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was Vice President of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations, and development economics. He also sits on The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030 and on INET’s Commission on Global Economic Transformation, co-chaired by Nobel Economics Laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz. In addition, he is Vice Chair at the McLuhan Foundation and on the Advisory Boards of the WTO Chairs Programme, UNU-MERIT, and the Global Health Centre. In 2021-22, he chaired the Ontario Workplace Recovery Advisory Committee. Since 2022, he also served on the Board of Partnership for Economic Policy. He received his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently taught. In addition to his PhD, Rohinton Medhora earned his BA and MA at the University of Toronto, where he majored in Economics. He has published extensively in professional and non-technical journals and has published several books.

Robert Johnson serves as President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, which he co-founded in 2009. He is an international investor and consultant to investment funds on issues of portfolio strategy. He served on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Soros Fund Management where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. Prior to working at Soros Fund Management, he was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust Company managing a global currency fund. He served as Chief Economist of the US Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire (D. Wisconsin). Before this, he was Senior Economist of the US Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici (R. New Mexico). He was an Executive Producer of the Oscar winning documentary, ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’, directed by Alex Gibney, and is the former President of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the Economic Policy Institute and the Campaign for America’s Future. Robert Johnson received a PhD and MA in Economics from Princeton University and a BS in Electrical Engineering as well as Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Add to Calendar 2024-02-15 05:30:00 2024-02-23 17:58:58 Economics area to host fireside chat on 15th February with Nobel Laureate Prof. Michael Spence Session to cover his contributions to Contract Theory/Microeconomics for which he received the Nobel Prize, world economy and India’s role in world economy 2 February, 2024, Bengaluru: The Economics area of IIM Bangalore will host a fireside chat on 15th February 2024, featuring Nobel Laureate Prof. Michael Spence, Co-chair of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET); Rohinton P. Medhora, Chair of the Governing Board, Institute for New Economic Thinking, and Robert Johnson, Co-founder and President, Institute for New Economic Thinking. The event will be held from 9.30 am to 10.30 am, at the IIMB Auditorium. The session will be chaired by Prof. Manaswini Bhalla, faculty from the Economics area of IIM Bangalore. Those who have questions to ask Prof. Michael Spence on issues related to the Global Economy, etc., please complete the form by following the link below: Question for Prof. Spence - Google Form Prof. Spence is known for his job market signaling model, which revolutionized the field of contract theory in Microeconomics. He has a wide range of interests. The broad themes to be covered during the conversation with Prof. Michael Spence include: relevance of his contributions to Contract Theory/Microeconomics for which he received the Nobel Prize – in today’s world of increased information; views about the world economy – Perma-Crisis and how the world has changed after Covid as well as micro steps to take to mend/avoid the crisis; role of India in the world economy – his views and suggestions, and suggestions for the MBA graduates of the future. About the speakers: Prof. Michael Spence is a Nobel Laureate in Economics and currently serves as the Co-chair of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and the Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is also a Professor of Economics at the NYU Stern School of Business, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Chairman of the Academic Council of the Fung Global Institute, and Member of the Board of the Stanford Management Company, and the International Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation. He was also the Chairman of an Independent Commission on Growth in Developing Countries. In addition to his academic roles, he serves on the Boards of several companies and is a Senior Advisor to Oak Hill Investment Management and a Consultant to PIMCO. He has previously served on the Boards of Genpact and Mercadolibre, and a number of private companies. He is the author of the book, ‘The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World’, and is working on a co-authored book, ‘Permacrisis’. Prof. Spence has a BA in Philosophy from Princeton University, a BA/MA in Mathematics from Oxford University, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Rohinton P. Medhora is the Chair of the Governing Board at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has served on INET’s Board since 2012 and is a Distinguished Fellow and former President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) from 2012 to 2022. He also served on CIGI’s former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was Vice President of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations, and development economics. He also sits on The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030 and on INET’s Commission on Global Economic Transformation, co-chaired by Nobel Economics Laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz. In addition, he is Vice Chair at the McLuhan Foundation and on the Advisory Boards of the WTO Chairs Programme, UNU-MERIT, and the Global Health Centre. In 2021-22, he chaired the Ontario Workplace Recovery Advisory Committee. Since 2022, he also served on the Board of Partnership for Economic Policy. He received his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently taught. In addition to his PhD, Rohinton Medhora earned his BA and MA at the University of Toronto, where he majored in Economics. He has published extensively in professional and non-technical journals and has published several books. Robert Johnson serves as President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, which he co-founded in 2009. He is an international investor and consultant to investment funds on issues of portfolio strategy. He served on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Soros Fund Management where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. Prior to working at Soros Fund Management, he was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust Company managing a global currency fund. He served as Chief Economist of the US Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire (D. Wisconsin). Before this, he was Senior Economist of the US Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici (R. New Mexico). He was an Executive Producer of the Oscar winning documentary, ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’, directed by Alex Gibney, and is the former President of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the Economic Policy Institute and the Campaign for America’s Future. Robert Johnson received a PhD and MA in Economics from Princeton University and a BS in Electrical Engineering as well as Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. IIM Bangalore IIM Bangalore communications@iimb.ac.in Asia/Kolkata public
Add to Calendar 2024-02-15 05:30:00 2024-02-23 17:58:58 Economics area to host fireside chat on 15th February with Nobel Laureate Prof. Michael Spence Session to cover his contributions to Contract Theory/Microeconomics for which he received the Nobel Prize, world economy and India’s role in world economy 2 February, 2024, Bengaluru: The Economics area of IIM Bangalore will host a fireside chat on 15th February 2024, featuring Nobel Laureate Prof. Michael Spence, Co-chair of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET); Rohinton P. Medhora, Chair of the Governing Board, Institute for New Economic Thinking, and Robert Johnson, Co-founder and President, Institute for New Economic Thinking. The event will be held from 9.30 am to 10.30 am, at the IIMB Auditorium. The session will be chaired by Prof. Manaswini Bhalla, faculty from the Economics area of IIM Bangalore. Those who have questions to ask Prof. Michael Spence on issues related to the Global Economy, etc., please complete the form by following the link below: Question for Prof. Spence - Google Form Prof. Spence is known for his job market signaling model, which revolutionized the field of contract theory in Microeconomics. He has a wide range of interests. The broad themes to be covered during the conversation with Prof. Michael Spence include: relevance of his contributions to Contract Theory/Microeconomics for which he received the Nobel Prize – in today’s world of increased information; views about the world economy – Perma-Crisis and how the world has changed after Covid as well as micro steps to take to mend/avoid the crisis; role of India in the world economy – his views and suggestions, and suggestions for the MBA graduates of the future. About the speakers: Prof. Michael Spence is a Nobel Laureate in Economics and currently serves as the Co-chair of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and the Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is also a Professor of Economics at the NYU Stern School of Business, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Chairman of the Academic Council of the Fung Global Institute, and Member of the Board of the Stanford Management Company, and the International Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation. He was also the Chairman of an Independent Commission on Growth in Developing Countries. In addition to his academic roles, he serves on the Boards of several companies and is a Senior Advisor to Oak Hill Investment Management and a Consultant to PIMCO. He has previously served on the Boards of Genpact and Mercadolibre, and a number of private companies. He is the author of the book, ‘The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World’, and is working on a co-authored book, ‘Permacrisis’. Prof. Spence has a BA in Philosophy from Princeton University, a BA/MA in Mathematics from Oxford University, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Rohinton P. Medhora is the Chair of the Governing Board at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has served on INET’s Board since 2012 and is a Distinguished Fellow and former President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) from 2012 to 2022. He also served on CIGI’s former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was Vice President of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations, and development economics. He also sits on The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030 and on INET’s Commission on Global Economic Transformation, co-chaired by Nobel Economics Laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz. In addition, he is Vice Chair at the McLuhan Foundation and on the Advisory Boards of the WTO Chairs Programme, UNU-MERIT, and the Global Health Centre. In 2021-22, he chaired the Ontario Workplace Recovery Advisory Committee. Since 2022, he also served on the Board of Partnership for Economic Policy. He received his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently taught. In addition to his PhD, Rohinton Medhora earned his BA and MA at the University of Toronto, where he majored in Economics. He has published extensively in professional and non-technical journals and has published several books. Robert Johnson serves as President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, which he co-founded in 2009. He is an international investor and consultant to investment funds on issues of portfolio strategy. He served on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Soros Fund Management where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. Prior to working at Soros Fund Management, he was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust Company managing a global currency fund. He served as Chief Economist of the US Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire (D. Wisconsin). Before this, he was Senior Economist of the US Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici (R. New Mexico). He was an Executive Producer of the Oscar winning documentary, ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’, directed by Alex Gibney, and is the former President of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the Economic Policy Institute and the Campaign for America’s Future. Robert Johnson received a PhD and MA in Economics from Princeton University and a BS in Electrical Engineering as well as Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. IIM Bangalore IIM Bangalore communications@iimb.ac.in Asia/Kolkata public

Session to cover his contributions to Contract Theory/Microeconomics for which he received the Nobel Prize, world economy and India’s role in world economy

2 February, 2024, Bengaluru: The Economics area of IIM Bangalore will host a fireside chat on 15th February 2024, featuring Nobel Laureate Prof. Michael Spence, Co-chair of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET); Rohinton P. Medhora, Chair of the Governing Board, Institute for New Economic Thinking, and Robert Johnson, Co-founder and President, Institute for New Economic Thinking. The event will be held from 9.30 am to 10.30 am, at the IIMB Auditorium.

The session will be chaired by Prof. Manaswini Bhalla, faculty from the Economics area of IIM Bangalore.

Those who have questions to ask Prof. Michael Spence on issues related to the Global Economy, etc., please complete the form by following the link below:

Question for Prof. Spence - Google Form

Prof. Spence is known for his job market signaling model, which revolutionized the field of contract theory in Microeconomics. He has a wide range of interests. The broad themes to be covered during the conversation with Prof. Michael Spence include: relevance of his contributions to Contract Theory/Microeconomics for which he received the Nobel Prize – in today’s world of increased information; views about the world economy – Perma-Crisis and how the world has changed after Covid as well as micro steps to take to mend/avoid the crisis; role of India in the world economy – his views and suggestions, and suggestions for the MBA graduates of the future.

About the speakers:

Prof. Michael Spence is a Nobel Laureate in Economics and currently serves as the Co-chair of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and the Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is also a Professor of Economics at the NYU Stern School of Business, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Chairman of the Academic Council of the Fung Global Institute, and Member of the Board of the Stanford Management Company, and the International Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation. He was also the Chairman of an Independent Commission on Growth in Developing Countries. In addition to his academic roles, he serves on the Boards of several companies and is a Senior Advisor to Oak Hill Investment Management and a Consultant to PIMCO. He has previously served on the Boards of Genpact and Mercadolibre, and a number of private companies. He is the author of the book, ‘The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World’, and is working on a co-authored book, ‘Permacrisis’. Prof. Spence has a BA in Philosophy from Princeton University, a BA/MA in Mathematics from Oxford University, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

Rohinton P. Medhora is the Chair of the Governing Board at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has served on INET’s Board since 2012 and is a Distinguished Fellow and former President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) from 2012 to 2022. He also served on CIGI’s former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was Vice President of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations, and development economics. He also sits on The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030 and on INET’s Commission on Global Economic Transformation, co-chaired by Nobel Economics Laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz. In addition, he is Vice Chair at the McLuhan Foundation and on the Advisory Boards of the WTO Chairs Programme, UNU-MERIT, and the Global Health Centre. In 2021-22, he chaired the Ontario Workplace Recovery Advisory Committee. Since 2022, he also served on the Board of Partnership for Economic Policy. He received his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently taught. In addition to his PhD, Rohinton Medhora earned his BA and MA at the University of Toronto, where he majored in Economics. He has published extensively in professional and non-technical journals and has published several books.

Robert Johnson serves as President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, which he co-founded in 2009. He is an international investor and consultant to investment funds on issues of portfolio strategy. He served on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Soros Fund Management where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. Prior to working at Soros Fund Management, he was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust Company managing a global currency fund. He served as Chief Economist of the US Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire (D. Wisconsin). Before this, he was Senior Economist of the US Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici (R. New Mexico). He was an Executive Producer of the Oscar winning documentary, ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’, directed by Alex Gibney, and is the former President of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the Economic Policy Institute and the Campaign for America’s Future. Robert Johnson received a PhD and MA in Economics from Princeton University and a BS in Electrical Engineering as well as Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.