Some look to Wall Street (lower interest rates, less regulation, more lending) to save us. Some look to K Street (tax cuts, logistics infrastructure spending and less regulation). Edward Leamer looks to Main Street (workforce development and quality-of-life infrastructure). But the Happy Days of the Industrial Age are inevitably giving way to the Wall-E World of the 21st Century Post-Industrial economy. Leamer worries about what that will do the politics of this country—because it already has.
Join UCLA Anderson's Seattle alumni chapter for a special, insightful evening with Edward Leamer, UCLA Anderson Professor and Director of the world-renowned UCLA Anderson Forecast.
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Edward Leamer is UCLA Anderson’s Chauncey J. Medberry Professor of Management and professor of economics, professor of statistics and director of the UCLA/Anderson Business Forecast Project. His philosophy on education is straightforward.
“I’m trying to teach students to think,” Leamer, who teaches macroeconomics, says. “MBA students should graduate with the ability to think analytically and I provide situations in the classroom to help them do just that. In my classes, we turn numbers into knowledge. Business is all about answering ambiguous questions and learning to approach problems analytically allows you to deal with ambiguity in both your day-to-day and business lives.”
After serving as assistant and associate professor at Harvard University, Leamer joined the UCLA faculty in 1975 as professor of economics. In 1990 he moved across campus to UCLA Anderson and was appointed to the Chauncey J. Medberry Chair. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the Econometric Society. In 2014 he won the award for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Economics, awarded annually by the American Antitrust Institute. Read more...