Term Chair: Randall Wright
Randall Wright has been appointed to the Ronald Lauder Endowed Term
Chair, according to SAS Dean Samuel H. Preston. Dr. Wright, Professor
of Economics, received his B.A. from the University of Manitoba
in 1979 and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1986.
He came to Penn as an assistant professor in 1987, and his research
interests include labor and monetary economics. He has also served
as an assistant professor at Cornell University, a visitor at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a fellow at Stanford University's
Hoover Institution. He is an active scholar and has published extensively.
is the editor of the International Economic Review and has
served on the editorial boards of several other publications. Dr.
Wright is also a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
He has been the recipient of several National Science Foundation
grants, and he previously held the Joseph M. Cohen Term Chair in
Economics and the William Smith Term Chair. He was named a fellow
of the Econometric Society in 1997.
Ronald Lauder Endowed Term Chair was established in 1991 by the
Honorable Ronald S. Lauder, W'65, former U.S. ambassador to Austria.
Mr. Lauder has also served as deputy assistant secretary of defense
for European and NATO policy, chairman of the Central European Development
Corporation, and chairman of Lauder Investments, Inc.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 15, December 11, 2001
December 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 15