The Cowles Lecture is an annual lecture given at the summer North American meeting sponsored by the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics.
2021: Matthew Rabin, Harvard University
2020: Robert Shimer, University of Chicago, Random Networks in the Theory of Information Diffusion, Financial Intermediation, and Disease Transmission
2019: Emmanuel Sanz, UC Berkeley
2018: Ellen McGrattan, University of Minnesota and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
2017: Yuliy Sannikov, Princeton University
2016: Rosa Matzkin University of California, Los Angeles
2015: Elie Tamer, Northwestern University, "Sensitivity Analysis in Econometric Models."
2014: Ariel Pakes, Harvard University, "Dynamic Analysis of Industries: A Methodological Issue."
2013: Matthew Jackson, Stanford University, "Social Networks and Economic Behavior: Lessons from Rural India."
2012: Martin Eichenbaum, Northwestern University, "Understanding Booms and Busts in Housing Prices."
2011: Michael Keane, University of New South Wales and Arizona State University, "Taxation, Human Capital and Labor Supply."
2009: Victor Chernozhukov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "High-Dimensional Sparse Econometric Models."