Seminar Series

Schwartz Lecture

The Schwartz Lecture is an annual event within the Economics Department at The New School for Social Research that features a major public figure in economic policy. As the policy research arm of the University’s heterodox economics department, our community is focused on providing alternative narratives to the conventional view of our economic underpinnings. 

Dr. Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, delivered the 2023 Schwartz Lecture. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Bostic worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and served as assistant secretary for policy development and research at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was also the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. His research has spanned many fields, including home ownership, housing finance, neighborhood change, and the role of institutions in shaping policy effectiveness. 

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Past speakers include:

  • Suresh Naidu, Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics, Columbia University 
  • Heather Boushey, member of the Council of Economic Advisers 
  • Tomas Piketty, Professor, L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
  • Robert Gordon, Stanley G. Harris Professor of the Social Sciences, Northwestern University
  • Greg Smith, Senior Economist, World Bank’s Global Practice for Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
  • Tom DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller 
  • Andy Stern, President Emeritus, Service Employees International Union
  • Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies, SOAS University of London
  • Laura Tyson, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics, University of California at Berkeley
  • Robert Solow, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology