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Nobel Laureate Robert Solow Visits CC

Last night, CC hosted one of our signature academic events – the annual W.P. Carey Lecture. William P. Carey, businessman and philanthropist, was a real friend to Colorado College. In 1991, the W.P. Carey Foundation (with the support of its current president, CC alumnus Jan Karst) established this lecture series, which brings a Nobel laureate in economic sciences to our campus each year.

For 20 years now, the WP Carey lecture series has brought some of the greatest scholars in the field of economics to CC. In 2002, CC’s own Nobel Laureate James Heckman gave the Carey Lecture and, last year, we heard from the 2007 Laureate Roger Myerson. Last night we continued our rich tradition by hearing Robert Solow, the 1987 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, talk on “Why is Unemployment So High?”

Thanks to Professor Tim Fuller (Political Science) for his wonderful work in organizing the W.P. Carey Lecture!

Professor Tim Fuller, Bob Solow and me at Stewart House


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