W. Edmund Clark Distinguished Lectureship

This public lecture is funded from a gift by W. Edmund Clark, formerly a distinguished public servant and currently the CEO of the TD Bank Financial Group. It was established to bring a distinguished scholar or public figure to Queen's each year to present a public lecture on a topic of recent interest and to interact with faculty and students. The lecture is organized jointly by the Department of Economics and the School of Policy Studies. The responsibility for selecting a speaker and promoting the lecture alternates annually between the two units.

The W. Edmund Clark Distinguished Lectures are:

  • March 7, 2018 - Alan J. Auerbach
    "Tax Reform in the 21st Century."
  • March 26, 2015 - David Autor
    "Polanyi's Paradox and the Shape of Employment Growth."
  • November 21, 2013 - Josh Angrist
    Public School Reform:  Are Charter Schools Effective in Improving College Preparation, College Attendance and College Choice?
  • January 10, 2013 - Tiff Macklem
    Regearing our Economic Growth
  • April 2, 2012 - Charles F. Manski
    Policy Analysis with Incredible Certitude
  • March 3, 2011 - Alberto Alesina
    Fiscal Policy after the Great Recession (Presentation)

  • November 26, 2009 - Janet Currie
    Early Childhood Influences and Long Term Outcomes
  • March 17, 2008 - Avinash Dixit
    Governance Institutions and Economic Development
  • October 26, 2006 - Daron Acemoglu
    Rethinking the Wealth of Nations
  • September 16, 2005 - Bruce Meyer
    Welfare Reform, Poverty, and Well-Being
  • October 15, 2004 - Orley Ashenfelter
    Evolution of the Global Labour Market: Change versus Continuity
  • March 14, 2003 - Michael Spence
    Informational Structure in Markets: The Impact of Information Technology on Markets, Business Processes, Economic Growth, and Development