David Weiman (Barnard College, Columbia University)

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00 pm
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Dr. David WeimanLocation: Great Hall, Memorial Union

Description: David Weiman
"Main Street vs. Wall Street: An Historical Perspective"

David Weiman is Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College, where he has been a faculty member since 2001, and faculty director of its innovative Empirical Reasoning Center. He teaches core courses in Barnard’s distinctive Political Economy track and joint Economic and Social History Program. He is also an affiliated member of the Columbia History Department.

Weiman has been honored with the Economic History Association’s Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. He specializes in 19th- and 20th-century U.S. economic history and the political economy of contemporary U.S. criminal justice policy and the history of economic thought. His current research focuses on the evolution of the U.S. banking-monetary system from Jackson’s Bank War to the formation of the Federal Reserve. 

Phi Beta Kappa Lecture and part of the National Affairs Series

Cosponsored By:

  • Economics
  • National Affairs
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)