The Hutchinson Lecture series was established in 1990 to honor the distinguished academic career of Harry D. Hutchinson, who taught in the Department of Economics at the University of Delaware from 1959 until his retirement in 1989. His career was distinguished by excellence in teaching and scholarship, especially in the area of macroeconomics. His very successful textbook, Money, Banking & The U.S. Economy, was the foundation for many students’ introduction to financial institutions. Harry Hutchinson passed away in July, 2005.
Each year a distinguished scholar and policy-maker in the area of macroeconomics or monetary policy is invited to the University of Delaware to present the Hutchinson Lecture.
A nearly-complete list of previous Hutchinson Lecturers includes:
2014: William L. Wascher, Deputy Director, Program Direction, Research & Statistics Division, Federal Reserve Bank
2013: Michael C. Jensen, Jesse Isidor Strauss Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
2012: Warren Coats, International Monetary Fund
2011: Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
2010: William Poole, UD Distinguished Scholar in Residence and former President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
2009: Donald Kohn, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Board (speech)
2008: David Hartzell, Steven D. Bell & Leonard W. Wood Distinguished Professor of Finance and Real Estate, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
2006: Laurence A. Seidman, Chaplin Tyler Professor of Economics, University of Delaware (speech)
2004: Frederick Mishkin, Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
2003: Alan Levinson, Vice President and Chief Economist, T. Rowe Price
2000: Edward G. Boehne, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (speech)