Sheffrin Lecture

Ron Haskins, 2016-17

On May 23, 2017, Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution presented a lecture entitled "Is Evidence-Based Policy Going to Improve Social Programs?"

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Philip Pettit, 2015-16

Princeton University's Laurance K. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values Philip Pettit delivered the 2015-16 Sheffin Lecture in Public Policy, "Giving Corporate Bodies Their Due—and Only Their Due."

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Atif Mian, 2015

For this year's Sheffrin Lecture, the Institute for Social Sciences and the UC Davis Department of Economics welcomed Atif Mian, an economist at Princeton University. He delivered his lecture, "What Happened to Global Growth?"

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Sendhil Mullainathan, 2014

Sendhil Mullainathan, an economist at Harvard University, delivered the 2014 Sheffrin Lecture "Scarcity: A Talk for People Too Busy to Attend Talks.”

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Gary C. Jacobson, 2013

Gary C. Jacobson, a distinguished professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, delivered the 2013 Sheffrin Lecture "Partisan Polarization in American Politics."

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Doug Massey, 2012

Doug Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, delivered the 2012 Sheffrin Lecture "The Paradoxical Origins of America's War on Immigrants."

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Peter Galison, 2011

Peter Galison, the Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University, delivered the 2011 Sheffrin Lecture "Secrecy: Espionage Act to Wikileaks."

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Jonathan Gruber, 2010

Jonathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivered the inaugural Sheffrin Lecture, “Health Reform in the U.S.: How We Got Here and Where We Are Going.”

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