Professor Oliver Hart visits Warwick Economics DepartmentThursday 18 May 2017
Economics students and staff as well as the wider university community had the opportunity to listen to Oliver Hart deliver a guest lecture on 'Incomplete Contracts and Control’, which was a version of his Nobel Prize Lecture, originally delivered on 8 December 2016 at the Aula Magna, Stockholm University.
Professor Oliver Hart is currently the Andrew E Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. Born in Britain, he gained a BA in Mathematics at King's College, Cambridge in 1969, an MA in Economics at Warwick in 1972, and a PhD in Economics at Princeton University in 1974. The University awarded Professor Hart an honorary degree in 2012.
The guest lecture forms part of the VC's Distinguished Lecture Series that aims to bring prominent public speakers from across the globe, primarily in the field of academia, business, the arts and civil society to share their ideas and thoughts.
After the lecture students had the opportunity to talk to the speaker and ask questions relating to his lecture and for some, even an opportunity to have a photo taken with a Nobel Prize winner.