Robert H. Frank, the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, will deliver a lecture titled “Success and Luck,” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. Frank is also the co-director of the Paduano Seminar in business ethics at NYU’s Stern School of Business. The lecture is part of the Inequality and Equity Program of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. It is free and open to the public.
Frank received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Georgia Tech, then taught math and science for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Nepal. He holds a master’s degree in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics, both from the University of California at Berkeley. His papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy and other leading professional journals. His “Economic View” column appears monthly in The New York Times. He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, a U.S-based research and policy center founded in 2000 that presents a liberal viewpoint on economic issues.
Frank’s books, which include Principles of Economics (2001 with Ben Bernanke), The Economic Naturalist (2007), and The Darwin Economy (2011), have been translated into 22 languages. The Winner-Take-All Society (1995), co-authored with Philip Cook, received a Critic's Choice Award, was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and was included in Business Week's list of the 10 best books of 1995. Frank was awarded the Johnson School’s Stephen Russell Distinguished teaching award in 2004, 2010 and 2012, and the Apple Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005.