General Information

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 is held in 238 Purnell Hall, Friday 11:00 -12:30.  See the Seminar Schedule page for more information.  For more information, contact Prof. David Stockman.

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 2014 Hutchinson Lecture was presented by William Wascher, Deputy Director of the Division of Research and Statistics, Federal Reserve Board and a University of Delaware graduate (AS 1978).  Follow the link above for more information on the Hutchinson Lecture Series.