Michael A. Anderson, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, will give the Robert E. Sadler Jr. Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Hillel House Multipurpose Room. Anderson was named to the professorship on July 1 of this year.
The title of Anderson’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is “The Promise and Peril of Globalization: Unprecedented Opportunity, Unanticipated Costs.”
“Our era has seen rising global incomes, as well as rising job losses and income inequality,” said Anderson. “International trade and international movements of capital have been variously credited with the former and blamed for the latter.” In his talk, Anderson will present the surprising results of recent research on who wins and who loses from increased globalization.
Anderson is the author of more than 15 published articles and has given numerous invited presentations to academic and lay audiences. He has published in a variety of economics journals, including the Review of International Economics, The World Economy and The Canadian Journal of Economics. His primary area of research is in international trade.
Anderson’s work was recognized in 2001 with a major grant from the American Philosophical Society. He is the associate editor of Faith and Economics and, at W&L, he serves on the President’s Advisory Committee and the Provost Search Committee.
Anderson received his B.A. in economics from Michigan State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
The Robert E. Sadler Jr. Professorship was established in 2007 to support a distinguished professor who is an accomplished scholar and exceptional teacher in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. The endowment is the gift of Robert E. Sadler Jr., W&L Class of ‘67.