Last year, Theta of PA, the Temple University chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, inaugurated an annual lecture series about the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Honor of Alfred Nobel, co-sponsored by the Temple University Phi Beta Kappa chapter and the Temple Economics Society. Shortly after the announcement of the prize in October, a faculty member from the Temple Economics Department with expertise in the area of that year’s prize, will deliver the lecture in the series.
On October 28, 2019, Dr. Shreyasee Das, Assistant Professor of Economics at Temple, delivered the second lecture in the series on this year’s winners: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. Dr. Das gave a lively and accessible overview of the winners’ work that merited the prize. The talk was well attended and there was an insightful discussion in the Q&A period.