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Indiana University Bloomington


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The department is home to the authors of Managerial Economics and Business Strategy and Games and Information: An Introduction to Game Theory, two of the nationís leading textbooks in the field.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Bonser Distinguished Lecture Series

The Bonser Distinguished Lecture Series attracts prominent and influential leaders in academia, business, and politics to the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) to speak about the interactions between public policy and business. Discussions with prominent speakers enhance students’ and faculty members’ knowledge of economic issues and stimulates discussion of public policy.

SPEA Dean Emeritus Charles F. Bonser works with SPEA and Kelley to provide the initial endowment fund for the series. This funding, combined with additional contributions, will ensure the continuation of educational opportunities and attract corporate executives, government leaders, and leading academics to the Bloomington campus. 

"An insider’s view of the Affordable Care Act"

April 17, 2015

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location TBD

Sherry Glied is currently the Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1989-2013, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. In 2010, Glied was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served through August 2012.

"Entrepreneurship as a Cure for Europe's Growth Woes?"

April 16, 2013

Simon Parker, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director, Entrepreneurship Cross-Enterprise Leadership Center, Richard Ivy School of Business

"The Evolution of Modern Diplomacy"

March 25-26, 2010

Sir Ivor Roberts is currently the president of Trinity College at the University of Oxford, a position he has had since 2006.  He was a member of the foreign office in the United Kingdom for nearly 40 years before taking his current post.  In the foreign service, he was the British ambassador to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Ireland, and Italy.  He is the editor of “Satow’s Diplomatic Practice,”  a major book on the practice of diplomacy, first published in 1917.

"Does U.S. Climate Policy Really Matter?"

October 13-14, 2008

Stephen H. Schneider, Melvin and Joan Lane Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and Senior Fellow, Center for Environmental Sciences and Policy at Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies 

Perspectives on Monetary, Financial, and Economic Integration

Conference co-sponsored with the Kelley School of Business
April 7 and 8, 2006

In honor of Michele Fratianni's retirement, the Bonser Distinguished Lecture Series hosted a conference on Perspectives on Monetary, Financial, and Economic Integration. Presentations were made by Haizhou Huang (Barlays Capital), George Tavlas, (Bank of Greece), Clemens Kool (University of Utrecht), Franco Spinelli and Carmine Trecroci (University of Brescia), Heejoon Kang (Indiana University), George von Furstenberg (Indiana University), Patrick Minford (Carthiff Business School), Thomas Willett (Claremont McKenna Graduate University), John Pattison (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce), John Kirton (University of Toronto), Paul de Grauwe (University of Leuven), Juergen von Hagen (University of Bonn), and Paolo Savona (Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome).

Regional Integration and Security

April 1, 2005

Special presentations were made by Alan V. Deardorff (University of Michigan), Michele Fratianni (Indiana University, Kelley School of Business), Herbert Grubel (Simon Fraser University), Quan Li (Pennsylvania State University), and Brian McFillen (Indiana University, Department of Political Science). Discussants were Indiana University faculty: George von Furstenberg (Economics), Jeff Hart (Political Science), Alan Rugman (Kelley School of Business), and Michael McGinnis (Political Science).

Famous Fables of Economics: Myths of Market Failures

March 27, 2003

Daniel Spulber gave a lecture titled "Famous Fables of Economics: Myths of Market Failures" drawn from a book of his on that subject. He also presented a research paper in progress, "International Technology Transfer."

Challenging the Corporation: How Activists Influence Corporate Policy

April 18, 2002

David Baron, the David S. and Ann M. Barlow professor of political economy and strategy at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, gave a presentation entitled "Challenging the Corporation: How Activists Influence Corporate Policy."

Welfare, Children and Families: The Impact of Welfare Reform in the New Economy

October 10, 2000

William Julius Wilson, director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, gave a presentation entitled "Welfare, Children and Families: The Impact of Welfare Reform in the New Economy" in the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union.

Innovation Investment Chains: The Public Policy Interface

October 21, 1999

Jack Harding, former President and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, gave a presentation entitled "Innovation Investment Chains: The Public Policy Interface" in the Atrium of the SPEA building.

Critical Review of Clinton Foreign Policy

February 18, 1999

Senator Richard Lugar gave a presentation entitled "Critical Review of Clinton Foreign Policy" in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.