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Nobel Laureate Distinguished Lecture by Professor Eric S. Maskin

Publishing Date: 03/02/2016      (Last Update: 03/02/2016)

The event was successfully held on February 23, 2016.

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Nobel Laureate Distinguished Lecture by Professor Eric S. Maskin

Event Details

Date2016-02-23
Time5:30pm - 7:30pm
VenueWang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU

You are cordially invited to the Nobel Laureate Distinguished Lecture entitled “Financial Crises: Why They Occur and What to Do about Them” by Professor Eric S. Maskin to be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU.

Date:          Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time:           5:30pm – 6:00pm  Tea Reception
                      6:00pm – 7:30pm Lecture
Venue:       Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU
Language: English

About the lecture: 
Professor Eric Maskin will discuss the reasons behind financial crises from the perspective of economic theory. He will also show how mechanism design can be used to eliminate or at least reduce the probability of such crises in the future.

About the speaker: 
Eric Maskin is Adams University Professor at Harvard. He received the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics (with L. Hurwicz and R. Myerson) for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory. He also has made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics. He received his A.B. and Ph.D from Harvard and was a postdoctoral fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge University. He was a faculty member at MIT from 1977-1984, Harvard from 1985-2000, and the Institute for Advanced Study from 2000-2011. He rejoined the Harvard faculty in 2012.

Please reserve a seat via http://www.fbe.hku.hk/go/Distinguished-Lecture-by-Professor-Eric-Maskin
Registration is free of charge. Seats are limited and reservation will be confirmed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Enquiries: fbecomm@hku.hk / (+852) 3917-8133.

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