Description: George Fuller Memorial Lecture: Michel Robe (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Location: 368A Heady Hall
Contact Person: David Hennessy
The George A. Fuller Memorial Lecture is provided by a generous gift from George A. Fuller, a native of Muscatine, Iowa, who received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Iowa State University, and a PhD in economics from the University of Iowa. His career included work in the export and transportation industries, time in the Air Force as a flyer and a transportation economist, extensive travel and teaching, and numerous awards. He received a Danforth Fellowship at Harvard and was a Fulbright's lecturer and a visiting professor at the Swedish School of Economics and the Helsinki School of Economics. He taught at the USDA Graduate School, the University of Iowa, UCLA, USC, University of North Carolina, and the University of Utah. He studied economic conditions in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Fuller's career truly spanned the practice and theory of economics.