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VIDEO AND PODCAST: Nobel Prize Winner and Professor of Economics, Paul Romer, delivered the 2018-2019 Harberger Lecture on Economic Development

This year's lecture featured Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Paul Romer.



Nobel Laureate Paul Romer, an economist and policy entrepreneur, is co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Founding Director of the Marron Institute of Urban Management at NYU, and Professor of Economics at NYU. Professor Romer received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in "integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis."

Before coming to NYU, Professor Romer taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. While there, he took an entrepreneurial detour to start Aplia, an education technology company dedicated to increasing student effort and classroom engagement. To date, students have submitted more than 2 billion answers to homework problems on the Aplia website. 

Prior to Stanford, Professor Romer taught in the economics departments of the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the University of Rochester. He is currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a non-resident scholar at Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2002, he received the Recktenwald Prize for his work on the role of ideas in sustainable economic growth. 

Professor Romer earned a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Chicago. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago after completing graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Queens University.


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Duration: 01:20:22