The Department of Economics sponsors a regular weekly seminar covering a wide range of topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and economic policy. Speakers include both department faculty and well-known scholars from other universities. The seminar is open to the public and hold in 236 Purnell Hall, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 . See the Seminar Schedule page for more information.
The department also sponsors the Hutchinson Lecture in Macroeconomics, which has been given annually since 1990 during the spring semester. The lecture honors former UD economics professor Harry Hutchinson. Recent speakers include Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; William Poole, former President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and current University of Delaware Distinguished Scholar in Residence; and Donald Kohn, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Board. The 2012 Hutchinson Lecture was presented by Warren Coats of the International Monetary Fund. Follow the link above for more information on the Hutchinson Lecture Series.