Economics Symposium launches MIT's 150th celebration 

From Theory to Practice to Policy | January 27-28, 2011




Honoring the past and envisioning the future of innovation at MIT
Organized by the School's Department of Economics and the Sloan School of Management, this initial symposium of MIT's sesquicentennial celebrated the role of MIT’s faculty and students in advancing the fields of economics and finance, in putting the latest developments into practice, and in contributing to the design of public policy. 

Economists converge at MIT
Nobel laureates, public intellectuals gather for frank debate on economy, politics and the state of their profession.
Story by Peter Dizikes at MIT News

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The symposium explored three broad questions 
A series of six panels, which included Nobel laureates, policy makers, and academic and industry experts, addressed three broad questions:

        •  What are the key recent scientific developments
        and the major unresolved issues of economics and finance?

        •  What are the central challenges in economic policy?

        •  How can one assess the contributions of, and limitations of,
        recent advances in financial economics?

Faculty leadership
Andrew W. Lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
James M. Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, MIT
Robert M. Solow, MIT Institute Professor, Emeritus