Given the many remarkable achievements of Stanford Engineering alumni and faculty, The School of Engineering has introduced a program to honor the men and women responsible for great technical advances that make human, social and economic progress possible. Stanford Engineering Heroes embodies all that the school stands for: innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and world-class teaching and research.
Stanford Engineering Hero Lecture: Kenneth Arrow
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 7:00 pm Pacific Time
Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow will speak on March 4 at 7 p.m. about the interactions and differences between the fields of microeconomics – which looks at the behavior of individual people and companies within the economy – and operations research, which applies advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions.
Arrow got his start in operations research and was one of the first economists to note the existence of a learning curve. In 1972, together with Sir John Hicks, he won the Nobel Prize in economics for his pioneering contributions to general equilibrium theory and welfare theory. He has received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. He is a professor emeritus in what is now the department of Management Science and Engineering and the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics.
This free, one-hour lecture is hosted online by the Stanford Center for Professional Development on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Steps to Register
- Scroll down to the course section at the bottom of the page
- Click on the red "Enroll in this Section" button
- Click on the gold "View Cart" link located in the upper right-hand corner
- Continue with the checkout process by filling out the required information * note: there is no fee for this online lecture
- A day or two before the lecture, there will be a link accessable via your mystanfordconnection account. You will also be emailed the link.
- 15 minutes prior to the lecture, the link will go live.