The Department of Economics’ Oberlin Financial Lecture Series was established in April 2007 with a gift from two alumni from the Classes of ’81 and ’82. This gift supports the teaching, research, and development of finance-related aspects of the economics department curriculum, which includes hosting an annual speaker.

These lectures are free.


Past Speakers

2019

Ellis W. Tallman (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)
“Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past”

2018

Owen A. Lamont ’88 (Wellington Management Company, LLP)
“Bitcoin Bubble? Lessons from History”

2017

Richard L. Sandor (University of Chicago Law School)
“Financial Innovation: The Convergence of Environmental and Financial Markets”

2016

Richard E. Sylla (Stern School of Business, NYU)
“Alexander Hamilton: A Reconsideration”

Edward McKelvey ’68 (Oberlin College)
“The 2007-09 Financial Crisis: A Retrospective”

2015

Victoria Ivashina (Harvard Business School)
“The Changing Nature of Credit”

2014

Richard J. Herring ’68 (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
“Too Big to Fail: Have We Ended it?” 

2013

Gary B. Gorton ’73 (Yale School of Management)
“The Financial Crisis: What Happened?”