Van Dyck Lecturers 

The Wayne K. Van Dyck Fund was established in 1972 by a gift from Wayne K. Van Dyck, Class of 1965. This gift was made to be used to bring speakers to the College on topics of interest in the field of Economics.

Dates, Topics and Speakers

2013

Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.
Richard D. Wolff is a visiting professor in the graduate program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.  He is the author of "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism" with David Barsamian, "Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian and Marxian" with Stephen Resnick, and "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism."

2012

Economics and the Federal Reserve: After the Financial Crisis
Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Lacker '77, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Dr. Lacker '77 is the author of numerous articles in professional journals on monetary, financial, and payment economics, and has presented his work at several universities and central banks. 

2011

The Great Stagnation
Presented by Tyler Cowen, the Holbert C. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University.  Cowen is the author of several books, including "In Praise of Commercial Culture", "The Age of the Infovore", and most recently "The Great Stagnation."  He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and numerous other media outlets.  His blog www.marginalrevolution.com, was recently ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the number one economics blog in the world.

2009

The Crisis in State & Local Finances as a Failure in Federalism & the Rule of the Law
Presented by Timothy Canova, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Betty Hutton Williams Professor of International Economic Law, at Chapman University School of Law.

2008

The Financial Crisis & Fraud: How "Winner Take All" Contests Produce "Loser-Take-All" Results
Presented by William Black, an American lawyer, academic, author, and former bank regulator.

2008

The Economic Crisis: How bad will it get? How long will it last? What is to come?
Presented by Richard Wolff, an American economist, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

2006

The Economics of Time
Presented by Daniel Hamermesh, Centennial Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin.

2005

The Social Security Crisis: A Divergence from Real Issues.
Presented by Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economics & Policy Research, Washington, DC.

2004

Does Rising Income Inequality Harm the Middle-Class?
Presented by Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics, Cornell University, New York.

Will Lyons Lecturers

The Will Lyons lecture series honors the late Will Lyons - a longtime professor and founding member of the Department of Economics at Franklin & Marshall College.

Dates, Topics and Speakers

2012

There's No Such Thing As A Free Crunch: Why We Are All Keynesians In A Crisis.
Presented by Mark Blyth, Professor of International Political Economy and Faculty Fellow of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

2011

Understanding Modern Money: Can the U. S. Government Go Broke?
Presented by L. Randall Wray, Ph.D,  Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri - Kansas City as well as a Research Director at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, NY.

2010

Fiscal Responsibility: What exactly does it mean?
Presented by Jan A. Kregel, Ph.D., Rapporteur, United Nations General Assembly's Expert Commission on Reform of the International Financial System. Former Chief, Financing for Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), New York.

Special Note - The Will Lyons Inaugural lecture by Jan Kregel has been released as a Working Paper from the Levy Institute.  The link to the Working Paper is as follows:

http://www.levyinstitute.org/pubs/wp_602.pdf