Robert H. Frank

Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics, Cornell University

Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and the co-director of the Paduano Seminar in business ethics at NYU’s Stern School of Business. His Economic View column appears monthly in The New York Times. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. He received his B.S. in mathematics from Georgia Tech, then taught math and science for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Nepal. He holds an M.A. in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics, both from the University of California at Berkeley. His papers have appeared in American Economic ReviewEconometricaJournal of Political Economy, and other leading professional journals.

His books, which include Choosing the Right Pond,Passions Within ReasonMicroeconomics and Behavior,Principles of Economics (with Ben Bernanke), Luxury Fever,What Price the Moral High Ground?Falling BehindThe Economic Naturalist, and The Darwin Economy, have been translated into 22 languages. The Winner-Take-All Society, co-authored with Philip Cook, received a Critic’s Choice Award, was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times, and was included in Business Week‘s list of the ten best books of 1995. He is a co-recipient of the 2004 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He was awarded the Johnson School’s Stephen Russell Distinguished teaching award in 2004.

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Why Do Economists Disagree?

Saturday, October 13th
2:30 - 4:30PM

Past Event

A pre-election roundtable of a politically diverse group of noted economic theorists exploring their philosophical convergences and divergences. Free and open to the public.