Robert J. Schiller to Give Annual Snyder Lecture
By Andrea Estrada
Yale University economist Robert J. Shiller will give the 51st Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, April 29. He will speak on “Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy.”
His talk begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Corwin Pavilion. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the Department of Economics at ext. 3569.
The Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture is named for the noted economic authority and author who died in 1946. Established in 1960, with a bequest from his wife, it is used to bring to campus outstanding lecturers in the field of economics.
Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale, and the author of several books. His volume “Irrational Exuberance” provides an analysis and explication of speculative bubbles, with special reference to the stock market and real estate. His book “Subprime Solution: How the Global Financial Crisis Happened and What to Do about It” examines the housing and economic crisis. He is co-editor of “Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism,” which was published in March by Princeton University Press.
In addition, Shiller’s repeat-sales home price indices, developed originally with Karl E. Case, are now published as the Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller Home Price Indices. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange now maintains futures markets based on these indices.
Shiller, who is also a professor of finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance at Yale School of Management, has been a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) since 1980.
He has served as vice president of the American Economic Association and president of the Eastern Economic Association.