The Annual Hicks Lecture 2022

The Annual Hicks Lecture 2022

The Oxford Department of Economics was pleased to host the Annual Hicks Lecture 2022, delivered by Professor Daron Acemoglu (MIT). Professor Acemoglu presented 'Redirecting technological change: applications to energy, automation and AI'. The event took place on 24th February 2022. This lecture was chaired by Prof Stefan Dercon (University of Oxford).


About the speaker


daron acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu

MIT:  Institute Professor

Daron Acemoglu has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (MIT) since 1993. He is currently the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT. He was named Institute Professor in 2019.

Acemoglu is best known for his work in Political Economy, Economic Theory and Technology, among many other fields.




About the Hicks Lecture Series


The Sir John Hicks Memorial Lecture has run since 1998. 


Sir John Hicks was one of the most foremost and influential economists of the 20th Century. In 1946, Hicks returned to Nuffield College as a Research Fellow (1946–1952) and went on to become Drummond Professor of Political Economy (1952–1965) and finally as a research fellow of All Souls College (1965–1971), where he continued writing after his retirement.