62nd Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture

Please join us for the 62nd Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture

April 18, 2024

The Economics Department is excited to host Clark Medalist Dr. Emi Nakamura as our featured speaker for this year's Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture on April 18, 2024. 

The Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture is named for noted economic authority and author Carl Snyder, who died in 1946. Established in 1960 with a bequest from the estate of Snyder’s wife, Madeleine Raisch, the memorial is used to bring to the campus an outstanding lecturer in the field of economics. To honor Carl Snyder, a group of alumni, faculty and friends of the Department of Economics collaborated to identify this year’s distinguished speaker, Professor Emi Nakamura.

A professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, Nakamura is best known for investigating macroeconomic questions using micro data—data that provide information about characteristics of individual people, households, and businesses. She has long been seen as a rising star in economics. In 2018, The Economist listed her among the decade’s eight best young economists. A year later she won the John Bates Clark Medal—awarded to the most influential American economist under the age of 40—for her research on fiscal stimulus and price stickiness, a measure of how often prices change.

This year's lecture ,"Natural Experiments to Guide Macroeconomic Policy", is on Thursday, April 18 at 3:00pm in the Betty Elings Wells Pavilion at the Faculty Club & Guest House on the UCSB Campus.  Please RSVP for the event by following this link.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ali Brieske.

Dr. Nakamura will discuss the evolving field of empirical macroeconomics, and how macroeconomists are leveraging natural experiments to address a range of questions about macroeconomic policy, employment, and the drivers of business cycles and inflation.