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Visiting Scholars

MITRE provides funding to host visiting scholars on a short-term or long-term basis to engage with peers on campus, begin or continue joint research with U-M faculty, present public lectures, and teach graduate and undergraduate students.  These visits are often coordinated with one or more of our regular seminar series.

Hal Varian gave the 2016 Woytinsky Lecture entitled, "Google Tools for Data." The lecture was co-sponsored by MITRE. Varian is the Chief Economist at Google and was previously a professor and interim chair in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan.

Our Fall 2014 Woytinsky Lecture, co-sponsored by MITRE, was given by Professor Susan Athey. Her Woytinsky Lecture was entitled, “The Internet and the News Media.” Athey is The Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and was previously on the economics faculty at MIT, Stanford and Harvard.

The MITRE sponsored public lecture, “Finance and the Good Society,” was presented on April 18, 2012, by Robert J. Shiller, the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.

A MITRE Visiting Scholar lecture, “United States then, Europe now,” was given on April 9, 2012, by Thomas J. Sargent, the W. R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University and 2011 Nobel Laureate in Economics. He returned in 2013; on October 9, he gave a talk titled "Fiscal Discriminations in Three Wars."