The following was released to Patch by Ramapo College.
Dr. Peter A. Diamond, who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010, will speak on April 23 as part of Nobel Laureate Speaker Series at Ramapo College.
Dr. Diamond shared the honor with Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides “for their analysis of markets with search frictions.” The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Sharp Theater in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts and is open to the general public at no charge.
Dr. Diamond is well known for his expertise in and economic analysis of U.S. Social Security policy. Dr. Diamond is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned his B.A. in Mathematics from Yale University, summa cum laude, and his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. Dr. Diamond is the author or editor of 12 books and has published numerous articles. He has served as President of the Econometric Society and the American Economic Association. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Dr. Diamond is the third Nobel Laureate to speak at Ramapo in recent years. Dr. Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, delivered a lecture entitled “The Liquidity Trap and Its Discontents” in 2010. He is one of the founders of the “new trade theory” and is a regular op-ed columnist for The New York Times.
Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz, the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, visited Ramapo in 2012. He delivered a presentation entitled “Where Economics and Politics Collide: The Uncertain Future of the Euro Zone.”