Princeton University economist to deliver talk about the economic impact of Prohibition in the U.S., April 5, 2016

The 2016 Martin H. Crego Lecture in Economics at Vassar College will be delivered by Princeton University economist Orley C. Ashenfelter. The talk,  "Evaluating the Economic Effects of the Noble Experiment: National Prohibition, 1920-1933,” will draw from his research interests in labor economics, econometrics, and law and economics.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 5:00pm, in the Nora Ann Wallace ’73 Auditorium in Blodgett Hall.

Ashenfelter is the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He has been the recipient of many awards including the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the Mincer Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Karel Englis Medal awarded by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Ashenfelter has also served as editor of leading professional journals, has been elected as a fellow to several prestigious academic societies, and is past president of the American Economic Association, the American Law and Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists.


About the Martin H. Crego Lecture
The fund was established by Jean E. Crego, class of 1932, in honor of her father, Martin H. Crego. She wrote that “the study of Economics was a source of interest and satisfaction throughout his life and [his] keen judgment and wise handling of economic matters, and the generous legacy received from him, make possible this gift in his memory.”

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, March 9, 2016