The innaugural program features three distinguished economists who will spend time in the Department during the 2012-13 academic year.

Dirk Krueger
Professor of Economics at U Penn, has published extensively on issues relating to consumption inequality, redistribution, and social insurance. His work has been prominently cited in top press outlets such as The Economist, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Professor Krueger visited the department in December of 2012, where he presented his recent work on "Intergenerational Redistribution in the Great Recession" in the Macroeconomics workshop. He returns on February 11-13, and will consult with faculty and students in the department.
 

Guido Lorenzoni 
Associate Professor of Economics at Northwestern U, is one of the rising stars in the profession. He is known for is research on the macroeconomic implications of credit market frictions. Professor Lorenzoni will visit the department during the week of April 15-19 where he will present his latest research in the Macroeconomics workshop, and will meet with faculty and students.
 

Gianluca Violante
Professor of Economics at NYU, is well known for his quantitative assessments of the U.S. labor market. His work spans a number of critical policy issues ranging from social security reform to welfare-to-work programs to labor market implications of the fiscal stimulus. Professor Violante will visit the department during the week of March 11-15 where he will present his latest research in the Macroeconomics workshop, and will meet with faculty and students.