This Monday, March 23, at 5:30pm, Duncan Foley and Lance Taylor will accept the 2015 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought at the Tufts ASEAN Auditorium. The prize honors economists whose work combines theoretical and empirical research to promote a more comprehensive understanding of social and environmental processes. The prize was created by the Global Devel0pment and Environment Institute (GDAE) in 2000, named after Nobel Prize winning economist Wassily Leontief.
Dr. Foley’s recent research is in analyzing financial instability, sustainable economic growth, and global warming from a political economy perspective. Dr. Taylor has made major advances in the “structuralist” approach to macroeconomic policy and has recently looked at climate change from a macroeconomic perspective.
The event will feature the prize ceremony, lectures by Foley and Taylor, and a reception with hors d’oeuvres. It is free and open to the public.