The George Staller Lecture, a Cornell Economics Department tradition, returns to Ives Hall 305 at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday with Caroline M. Hoxby, a leading authority on the economics of education.
Director of the Economics of Education Program for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University.
A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, she is a National Board for Education Sciences director.
Hoxby has won a Carnegie Fellowship, a John M. Olin Fellowship, a National Tax Association Award and a major grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development.
She was also the recipient of the 2006 Thomas J. Fordham Prize for Distinguished Scholarship.
Hoxby earned her master's degree in 1990 on a Rhodes Scholarship from the University of Oxford and received her doctorate in 1994 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Five years later, her work as an economist was featured in The New Yorker.
The George Staller Lecture was started in 2009 in honor of Dr. George Staller. He joined the economics department in 1960 and taught there for 49 years.
Staller was known for teaching popular undergraduate classes. His research interest was in comparing planned and free market economies, and analyses of industrial growth and industrial output within Soviet Eastern Europe.