Seminars & Events

Lionel W. McKenzie Lecture Series

Starting in the Spring of 1986, graduate students have chosen an outstanding scholar to visit for a day, giving a lecture and talking with graduate students. This series honors Lionel McKenzie for his outstanding contribution to the field of economics and for his life-long commitment to the Rochester PhD program.

The Department provides the Graduate Student Council with the funds necessary to pay for travel and an honorarium. The students usually arrange a "pot-luck" dinner for the speaker, which provides an ideal setting for informal discussions between students and the speaker.

The McKenzie Lecture Series is partially supported by the Tapan Mitra Endowment, and recognizes Professor McKenzie's supervision of Dr. Mitra's PhD thesis when Dr. Mitra was a graduate student in Economics at the University of Rochester.

Some of the most influential contemporary economists have participated in this series: