Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Bengt Holmstrom To Deliver Raben Lecture February 19

On Monday, February 19, at 4:30 p.m., Bengt Holmstrom will deliver the 2006-2007 John R. Raben Fellowship Lecture. Holmstrom is the Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He will speak on the topic of “Corporate Governance in Context.”

Professor Holmstrom is an internationally recognized authority on the economic theory of organization. He has made seminal contributions to the theory of the firm, particularly in the areas of contracting and incentives. He has taught courses in the theory of contracts and in the design of organizations at the Department of Economics and at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He has been at MIT since 1994 and served as the head of MIT’s Department of Economics from 2003 to 2006.

He holds a doctorate from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a M.Sc. degree from Stanford, and a B.S. degree from the University of Helsinki.

The lecture, sponsored by The Dean’s Office and the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, will take place in Room 127 of the Yale Law School. A reception will follow in the Alumni Reading Room.