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Welcome to the Eli F. Heckscher lecture 2015

The lecture on Corporations and Democracy: Beyond Cross-Country Regression is held by Professor Naomi R. Lamoreaux from Yale University.

Naomi R. Lamoreaux is Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History Chair, Department of History - Yale University. Lamoreaux’s main research interests are business, economic and financial history. Two of her most noted works are The Great Merger Movement in American Business, 1895-1904 and Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connections and her Economic Development in Industrial New England.

Lamoreaux’s research includes issues such as: Patenting and the market for technology in the late nineteenth and twentieth century; U.S. business organizational forms and contractual freedom in the U.S. and Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; The public/private distinction in U.S. history.

Naomi R. Lamoreaux’s current research has focused on the question: What has been the role of the corporation in the history of the American democracy? Inside the Tobin Project, Lamoreaux and her colleagues see the prospect of enhancing the collective understanding of the role of corporations in the American democracy over time, from the origins of corporations in the U.S. to the large multinational corporations of today.

About the Heckscher lecture

The Heckscher lecture is held each year to honor Professor Eli F. Heckscher and his work. Heckscher was active at the Stockholm School of Economics as an economist and economic historian and he was a leading scholar in those subjects for half a century. His work was mainly focused on economic theory and methods, Swedish economic history and institutional economic analyses. He is most famous for co-developing the Heckscher-Ohlin theorem in international economics.

The seminar is supported by the Jacob Wallenberg Foundation, in cooperation with Nils Karlson, President Ratio,  Erik Lakomaa, Associate Professor Ph.D., Director EHFF  and Hans Sjögren, Professor, Linköping University

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