Woodward Lectures

2018 Woodward Lecture

The accumulation of human capital: research and policy questions

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 12 PM
Location: BUCH A102

This spring, the Vancouver School is Economics is proud to host a free public lecture, The Accumulation of Human Capital: Research and Policy Questions, presented by Professor Orazio Attanasio of the University College London.

Attanasio is the Jeremy Bentham Research Professor of Economics at UCL and Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, having also previously taught at Stanford University and the University of Bologna. His research expertise lies in household behavior in developed and developing countries, consumption, saving, risk sharing and human capital accumulation.

In 2001, he was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and in 2004 Fellow of the British Academy. In 2014 he was President of the European Economic Association. He was in the executive committee of the Econometric Society and of LACEA and a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society.

In 2016, he was awarded the Carlos Diaz Alejandro prize by LACEA and the Klaus Jacobs Research Prixe by the Jacob foundation. In 2017 he was elected 2nd vice-president of the Econometric Society, to serve as president in 2020.

For more about Prof. Attanasio, click here.

VSE’s Woodward Lecture Event Series

Mr. Eugene Sidney Woodward was a journalist who enjoyed a successful career writing for newspapers such as the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, and Vancouver News-Herald, and also published under the pseudonym of Gene Ard. Through the generosity of Mr. Woodward, UBC has established a lectureship to perpetuate his spirit of concern for economic freedom and his interest in fresh approaches to contemporary economic problems and institutions. The lectureship is administered by the Vancouver School of Economics.

A list of past Woodward Lectures can be found here.