Townsend Honored for Legacy to Development Economics

Friday, June 12, 2015

In Spring 2015, Professor Robert M. Townsend's legacy in development economics and his influential work combining theory and measurement were honored with a conference at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago. 

Former students of Robert M. Townsend honored his influence and teaching with a conference in Chicago last month titled “Theory & Measurement: Financial Systems and Economic Development.” Reflecting both Townsend’s scholarly impact and collegial style, the informal conference was notable for the high quality of the scholarship presented, a keynote address by Thomas J. Sargent, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, and a commemorative lunch talk by Neil Wallace, Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University and Townsend’s own thesis advisor.

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