Kirby Distinguished Visiting Professorship



Dr. Hendren, pictured above, is a professor of Economics at Harvard University and founding Co-Director of Opportunity Insights, a group dedicated to improving upward mobility for children in the US. Dr. Hendren was the February 2019 recipient of the Kirby Distinguished Visiting Professorship. His lecture discussed his work in identifying the neighborhoods where children have highest upward economic mobility. 

The Kirby Distinguished Visiting Professorship was established in 1988. This professorship brings internationally recognized scholars to Texas A&M University to interact with faculty and students. Over the years, the following scholars have been Kirby Visiting Professors:
 

Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University | Dr. Hendren's Interview
John Cogan, Stanford University | Dr. Cogan's Interview
Joshua Rauh, Stanford University | Dr. Rauh's Interview
John B. Taylor, Stanford University | Dr. Taylor's Interview
John Cochrane, University of Chicago 
Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago 
Michael Chernew, Harvard University 
Robert H. Topel, University of Chicago
Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania 
Robert D. Tollison, University of Mississippi 
Mark McClellan, Stanford University 
Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institution 
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Boston University 
Kevin Murphy, University of Chicago 
Neil Wallace, Pennsylvania State University 
Rudolf Richter, Universitat de Saarlandes 
Arnold Zellner, University of Chicago 
Thomas Sargent, Nobel Laureate, University of Chicago 
Thomas Palfrey, California Institute of Technology 
Manfred Neumann, University of Bonn 
Nobel Laureate James Buchanan, George Mason University 
Kenneth Shepsle, Harvard University 
Nobel Laureate Douglass North, Washington University 
Armen Alchian, UCLA 
Allan Meltzer, Carnegie-Mellon University