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Sixth Annual Nobel Prize Lecture

The sixth annual Nobel prize lecture in economics was given on October 27, 2023. The lecturer was Professor Michael Leeds of the Economics Department at Temple University. The lecture was given live and also virtually using Zoom, which allowed for the creation of a video recording which you can view by clicking here.

As was the case with the first five lectures in this series, this lecture was cosponsored by the Temple University chapters of Omicron Delta Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa, and by Women in Economics the Temple Economics Society.

Special thanks to our chapter’s current officers, Vineetha Mummadi, Rachel Brodsky, and Kai von Bleicken, Michael Leeds from Phi Beta Kappa, Maddy Ruder from Women in Economics and Temple Economics Society President Owen Hurley for their help in running the Zoom webinar and their participation in it.

Michael Leeds honors Nobel Prize Laureate Claudia Goldin, comparing her efforts to those of past laureates.                  Photo Credit: Rachel Brodsky

Michael Leeds identifies the evolutionary stages for women in the 20th century labor market.                                    Photo Credit: Rachel Brodsky

Michael Leeds lectures on women’s altered identities in the 20th century, and how this shifted career decision making.  Photo Credit: Rachel Brodsky

Michael Leeds references Goldin’s observations that gender pay gaps are greatest in occupations with the highest return to hours worked and continuity of hours. Photo Credit: Rachel Brodsky

Micheal Leeds poses a question to the audience: “Should public policy support the need for flexibility”?                  Photo Credit: Rachel Brodsky