Noam Yuchtman to give the inaugural Arthur Lewis Lab Hajnal Lecture

The Arthur Lewis Lab for Comparative Development announces that the inaugural Hajnal Lecture will be given by Noam Yuchtam , the Drummond Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford and All Souls College on Thursday, 9 May 2024 at 4pm.

A published version of the lecture will also be published in The Manchester School.

The Hajnal Lecture is named after the late John Hajnal, in recognition of pivotal contributions to historical demography and his impactful tenure as a Simon Fellow at the University of Manchester in the 1950s.

This prestigious annual lecture commends the outstanding work of earlyor mid-career scholars who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the field of economic history.

Professor Yuchtam’s research explores a wide range of topics in political economy and economic history, including the drivers of political ideology and participation in political movements, the impact of educational content in the process of development, the effects of social interactions on economic and political behavior, and the role of the state in promoting economic growth and innovation.

Noam’s work has been featured in prestigious academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.

Prof. Noam Yuchtman has made fundamental contributions to advance our understanding of the causes and consequences of institutions and ideology in the process of development. We are proud to have him with us on May 9th for the inaugural Hajnal Lecture.