Karl Borch Lecture 2004
The Karl Borch Lecture is an annual lecture held by world-class scholars on a current research topic.
The Karl Borch Lecture Series was established in 2002 by the Department, in honor of Borch.
The lecture is on a current research topic and given by distinguished scholars, whose research capture the pioneering spirit of Karl Borch, but not necessarily his fields of research in a narrow sense.
The Karl Borch Lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF).
Karl Borch Lecture 2004
The 3rd Karl Borch Lecture was given by Professor Robert Wilson, Stanford University, on the topic
Risk Management in Liberalized Electricity Markets
The lecture was held at NHH on Friday October 29 2004 (12.15-13.45 in Finn E. Kydland's Aud.).
Professor Wilson also gave an additional lecture, in the Department's Seminar Series, on Thursday October 28 2004, entitled Characterizations of Stable Equilibria of Games (based on two papers: abstract, slides, paper 1, paper 2).
|Karl Borch Lectures 2002-2016|
|Thursday 06.10.2016, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Andrew W. Lo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Thursday 03.09.2015, 12.15-13.45, Agnar Sandmo's Aud.||
Lasse Heje Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School
|Friday 24.05.2013, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
David M. Kreps, Stanford University
|Thursday 31.05.2012, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Eduardo Schwartz, University of California, Los Angeles
|Tuesday 23.08.2011, 13.10-14.20, Dag Coward's Aud.||
John Y. Campbell, Harvard University
|Friday 07.05.2010, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Christian Gollier, Toulouse 1 Capitole University
|Monday 08.06.2009, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Jacques Drèze, Université catholique de Louvain
|Friday 05.09.2008, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Mark Rubinstein, University of California, Berkeley
|Friday 08.06.2007, 12.15-13.45, Aud. E||
Hayne Leland, University of California, Berkeley
|Friday 12.05.2006, 12.15-13.45, Aud. C||
Stephen A. Ross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Friday 23.09.2005, 12.15-13.45, Karl Borch's Aud.||
Michael Brennan, University of California, Los Angeles
|Friday 29.10.2004, 12.15-13.45, Finn E. Kydland's Aud.||
Robert Wilson, Stanford University
|Thursday 15.05.2003, 12.15-13.45, Aud. E||
Oliver Hart, Harvard University
|Friday 03.05.2002, 13.15-14.45, Aud. E||
Bengt Holmström, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Karl H. Borch was a professor at NHH between 1963 and 1986, and is considered one of the founders of economics of uncertainty, counting 150 scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings, and three books.
Robert Wilson is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus, at the Stanford Business School, where he has been on the faculty since 1964.
His research and teaching are on market design, pricing, negotiation, and related topics concerning industrial organization and information economics. He is an expert on game theory and its applications.
Professor Wilson has been a major contributor to auction designs and competitive bidding strategies in the oil, communication, and power industries, and to the design of innovative pricing schemes. His work on pricing of priority service for electric power has been implemented in the utility industry.
His book on Nonlinear Pricing (Oxford Press, 1993) is an encyclopedic analysis of tariff design and related topics for public utilities, including power, communications, and transport; it won the 1995 Leo Melamed Prize, awarded biannually by the University of Chicago for “outstanding scholarship by a business professor.”
His work on game theory includes wage bargaining and strikes, and in legal contexts, settlement negotiations. He has authored some of the basic studies of reputational effects in predatory pricing, price wars, and other competitive battles.
He has published approximately 100 articles in professional journals and books. He has been an associate editor of several journals, and delivered several public lectures.
He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow, former officer and Council member of the Econometric Society. NHH conferred an honorary Doctor of Economics degree in 1986, and the University of Chicago, an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1995.