This on-campus series of lectures covers a variety of economic topics and is presented by scholars from both the private and public sectors. Open to all economics faculty and students, these presentations occur roughly once a week during the academic year. 

The series is funded by a gift from Iowa alum Clarence Tow, who received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the university. Tow spent a large portion of his professional career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, where he served as director of research, vice president, and senior vice president of economic research. His gift provides the resources to host a lecture series that would inspire discussion and progressive thought.

Schedule- Spring 2019

Date Speaker
Friday, February 1, 2019
3:30–5:00 pm
W107 PBB
Michael Price
University of Alabama
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
3:30–5:00 pm
W107 PBB
Laurent Bouton
Georgetown University 
Thursday, February 21, 2019
3:30–4:45 pm
C121 PBB
Rosella Calvi
Rice University
Thursday, February 28, 2019
3:30–4:45 pm
C121 PBB
Tiago Cavalcanti
University of Cambridge
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
3:30–5:00 pm
W107 PBB                 
M. Ali Khan
John Hopkins University 
Monday, April 8, 2019
3:30 - 5:00 pm
W107 PBB
Damon Jones
University of Chicago
Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:30 - 3:00 pm
C106 PBB
Patrick Beissner
Australian National University
Monday, April 15, 2019
3:30 - 5:00 pm
W107 PBB
Harald Uhlig
University of Chicago
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
3:30 - 5:00 pm
W107 PBB    
Xiaobing Wang
University of Manchester
Friday, April 26, 2019
3:30 - 5:00 pm
W107 PBB

Stephen Salant
University of Michigan

Friday, May 3, 2019
9:00 am - 5:15 pm
W401 PBB

Economics Mini-Conference
Speakers: Brigham Frandsen, Brigham Young University
Otavio Bartalotti, Iowa State University
Ivana Komunjer, Georgetown University
Mikkel Soelvsten, University of Wisconsin
Suyong Song, The University of Iowa
Kun-Ho Kim, The University of Iowa