Past Speakers                                                                                                                 (* denotes Milton Friedman Lecture Series)
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Name Organization/Title Date
Roth, Carol Entrepreneur and author 2017
Litan, Robert Korein Tillery LLC
Economist and Attorney
2017*
Klein, Jenn Ohio Chemical Technology Council
President
2017
Hripko, Michael Youngstown State University
Associate VP for Research
2016
Pinchuk, Nick Snap-On, Inc.
CEO
2016
Fiore, Tony Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
Attorney
2016
Walsh, Ken U.S. News & World Report
Chief White House Correspondent
2016
Smith, Vernon Chapman University
Professor of Economics and 2002 Nobel Laureate
2016*
Fitts, Catherine Austin Solari, Inc.
President
2016
McAfee, George Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Head of Commercial Development, Marine Division
2015
Grusky, David Stanford University
Professor of Sociology
2015
Vandermark, Joe EY
Senior Manager
2015
Moynihan, Brian Bank of America
CEO
2015
Stevenson, Betsey White House Council of Economic Advisers
Member
2015*
Hall, Joshua West Virginia University
Professor of Economics
2014
Milone, Michael H.J. Heinz Company
Executive Vice President (Retired)
2014
Tyler, Robert Pittsburgh Steelers
Director of Finance
2014
Kotlikoff, Laurence Boston University
Professor of Economics
2014*
Meil, James Eaton Corporation
Vice President and Chief Economist
2013
Shlaes, Amity George W. Bush Center
Director of the 4 Percent Growth Project
Author, Columnist
2013
Boudreaux, Donald George Mason University
Professor of Economics
2013*
Rubin, Robert Former Treasury Secretary
Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
2013
Vegas, Pablo AEP Ohio
President and COO
2013
Mokrzan, George Huntington National Bank
Director of Economics
2012
Neidl, Ray Maxim Group
Airline Analyst
2012
Pianalto, Sandra Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
President
2012*
Chase, Robert Marietta College (PPT Presentation)
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
2012
Flynn, Sean Scripps College
Assistant Professor of Economics
2011
Wartluft, Dale Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
Senior Executive (retired)
2011
Yi, Xiaoxiong Marietta College
Professor of Political Science
2010
Akins, James Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1992
Goldstone, Jack George Mason University
Professor of Public Policy
2011
Altman, Stuart Brandeis University
Dean and Professor of National Health Policy
1991
Angel, David Information Storage Devices Inc. and Fabless Semiconductor Association
Founder and CEO
2000
Augustine, Norman Lockheed Martin
President
1995
Ayers, Tyrone Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
Director of Strategic Planning
1995
Baer, Werner University of Illinois
Professor of Economics
2010
Barnes, Jeff General Electric
Human Resource Manager for the Americas
2006
Berson, David Fannie Mae
Vice President and Chief Economist
2001
Best, Keith British Parliament 1984
Borjas, George Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Professor of Economics
2006*
Bosworth, Barry Brookings Institution
Senior Scholar
1991
Brandon, David A. Domino's Pizza International
Chairman and CEO
2002
Brimmer, Andrew F. Brimmer & Co., Inc.
President and former member of the Federal Reserve Board
1989*
Broaddus, Jr., Alfred Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
President
2000*
Brock, James W. Miami University
Professor of Economics 
1997*
Brusca, Robert Nikko Securities Co.
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
1990
Burck, Charles G. Fortune Magazine
Board of Editors
1989
Burns, Thomas G. Chevron Corporation
Chief Economist
1994
Butler, Stuart Heritage Foundation
Vice President and Director
1999
Buzzell, Robert Harvard University
Professor of Business Administration
1985
Byham, William C. Development Dimensions International
President and CEO
1996
Caperton, Gaston State of West Virginia
Governor
1989
Cecchetti, Stephen G. Ohio State University
Professor of Economics
2001*
Chen, Guan Fudan University in Shanghai, China
College of Economics
Emeritus Dean
1995
Cheng, Wen-Yu (Frank) Marietta College
Professor of Economics
1984
Chimerine, Lawrence Economic Strategy Institute
Chief Economist
1997
Clark, Lindley H. Wall Street Journal
Economics Editor
1987
Cleland, Sherrill Marietta College
Emeritus President
1990*
Corlett, Glen Economic Roundtable 
Special Panel Session
2003
Day, William Ohio University
Dean of the Business College
1991
DeLaat, Jacqueline Marietta College
Professor of Political Science
2007
DeMuth, Christopher American Enterprise Institute
President
2000
Dixon, Diane D. Dixon and Associates
President
2009
Dreman, David Dreman Value Management Co.,
President
1989
Dunkelberg, William C. Temple University
Professor of Economics
2000
Eads, George General Motors
Vice President and Chief Economist
1993*
Eberstadt, Nicholas American Enterprise Institute
Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy
2001
Eckes, Alfred Ohio University
Regents Scholar
1992
Eisner, Robert Northwestern University
Professor of Economics
1989
Evans, Bob Economic Roundtable 
Special Panel Session
2003
Evans, Paul Ohio State University
Professor of Economics
1994
Fallows, James Atlantic Monthly
Washington Editor
1994
Faris, Jack National Federation for Independent Business
President
2004
Faulhaber, Gerald R. Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Business and Public Policy and
Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission
2002*
Feder, Judy Georgetown University
Professor and Dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute
2007
Fitzgerald, Barbara PetSmart, Inc.
Senior VP (retired)
2008
Forbes, Steve Forbes, Inc.
CEO and Publisher
2007
Fotos, Michael Indiana University
Former Director of WV Public Energy Authority
Former Deputy Director of WV Department of Natural Resources
1998
Fraser, Douglas United Automobile Workers Union
Emeritus President
1994
Friedman, David University of Chicago Law School
Professor of Economics
1991*
Friedman, Milton Hoover Institution
Nobel Prize in Economics
1983*
Fry, Robert E.I. DuPont de Nemours
Senior Economist
1998
Galbraith, James K. University of Texas-Austin
Professor of Government
2008*
Gale, Stephen Center on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Homeland Security and
University of Pennsylvania
Co-Chairman and Professor of Regional Science 
2005
Gaddis, John Ohio University
Professor of History and Director of Contemporary History Institute
1991
Gnage, Marie Foster WVU-Parkersburg
President
2005
Goldin, Claudia D. Harvard University & NBER
Professor of Economics
1997
Gomery, Douglas University of Maryland
Professor of Communication
1999*
Gottheil, Fred M. University of Illinois, Urbana
Professor of Economics
1997
Gougarty, Nancy TRW Automotive Corp.
VP of Business Development and Product Planning
2006
Goulet, William G. Gumps, San Francisco, CA
Vice President
1985
Gray, C. Michael Ohio University
Professor of Business Law
1997
Hardesty, David C. West Virginia University-Morgantown
President
2003
Hatfield, Charlotte Washington State Community College
President
2007
Healy, Bernadine P. Ohio State University Medical School
Dean
1996
Henderson, Dennis R. Ohio State University
Professor of Agricultural Economics
1985
Henning, Kevin Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC
Senior VP (retired)
2008
Hickok, Susan Prudential Economics
Vice President and Chief Economist
2000
Hoffman, Stuart G. PNC Bank, Pittsburgh
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
1997
Horn, Karen Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
President
1983
Hoskins, Lee Pittsburgh National Bank
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist and
former president of National Association of Business Economists
1984*
Houthakker, Hendrik Harvard University
Professor of Economics
1986*
Hubbard, R. Glenn Council of Economic Advisers to the President of the United States
Chairman 
2002
Huntsman, Jon Huntsman Chemical Corporation
Founder and CEO
1993
Jacobs, Sanford Wall Street Journal
Small Business Reporter
1986
Warner, Jeanne Chase Manhattan Bank
Senior Vice President
1992
Jelinek, Jr., Henry Jelinek Cork LTD.
President and CEO
1999
Joelson, Walter General Electric
Chief Economist
1990
Jones, Douglas National Regulatory Research Institute
Professor (Regulatory Economics) and
Director (National Regulatory Research Institute)
1995
Jordan, Jerry Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
President
1995*
Kampmeinert, Robert Parker/Hunter Inc.
Chairman and CEO
2004
Kellner, Irwin Manufacturer' Hanover Trust, NY
Senior Vice President and Economist
1986
Kennedy Jr., Ted Marwood Group
President
2004
Keran, Michael Prudential Insurance, NY
Vice President and Chief Economist
1988*
Klein, Lawrence Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Economics and winner of Nobel Prize in Economics
1986
Kremer, Michael Harvard University
Professor of Economics
2001
Krosby, Quincy The Hartford Investment Management Company
Chief Investment Strategist 
2005
Krueger, Alan Princeton University
Professor of Economics
1999
Krueger, Anne Duke University
Professor of Economics
1987
Krugman, Paul MIT
Professor of Economics
1992*
Krushchev, Sergei The Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
Senior Fellow
2006
Lacker, Jeffrey M. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
President
2006
Landsburg, Steve University of Rochester
Professor of Economics
2007*
Lemasters, Larry AT&T Bell Laboratories, Short Hill, NJ
Executive Vice President
1985
Lewis, Jack CNG Exploration, Production, and Planning
General Manager
1996
Linneman, Peter Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Real Estate, Finance, and Public Policy
2009
Lott, Jr., John R. University of Maryland
Senior Research Economist
2008
Loveless, Tom Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow in Government Studies
Director of the Brown Center on Education Policy
2002
Marshall, Ray University of Texas
Professor of Economics and former U.S. Secretary of Labor
1985
Marvel, Howard Ohio State University
Professor of Economics
1992
McCallum, Bennett T. Carnegie-Mellon University
Professor of Economics
1996*
McCloskey, Deirdre N. University of Illinois-Chicago
Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication
2009*
McCoy, John G. Bank One
Emeritus Chairman
1992
McCracken, Paul University of Michigan
Professor of Business Administration and
former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors
1983
McDonough, Patrick Marietta College
President
1989
Meltzer, Allan H. Carnegie-Mellon University
Professor of Political Economy
1987*
Miller, Elwood General Electric Plastics
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
1993
Moon, Marilyn Urban Institute
Professor of Economics
1998
Morris, Terrence Morningside Venture Enterprises
Founder/Owner
1999
Moszer, Irene Marietta College
Vice President for Finance and Administration
1999
Murray, Alan Wall Street Journal
Economics Columnist
1991
Niewoehner, Kevin Institute for Scientific Research
President and CEO
2005
Niskanen, William Cato Institute
Chairman and
former acting Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors
1987
O'Conner, Brian U.S. Economic Research & Forecasting, IBM Corporation
Manager
1989
Parsa, H.G. University of Central Florida
Chair of Foodservice and Lodging Management
2008
Parsi, Trita National Iranian American Council
President
2009
Pauly, Mark V. Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Health Care Systems, Business and
Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, and Economics
2005*
Peapples, George General Motors Canada
President
1991
Pelc, Karol Michigan Technological Institute
Professor of Technology Management
2000
Perruci, Gamaliel Marietta College
Professor of Leadership and Business
2001
Ray, Edward Ohio State University
Associate Provost and Professor of Economics
1993
Reeder, Charles E.I. DuPont de Nemours
Chief Economist
1983
Reinhardt, Uwe Princeton University
Professor of Economics
1992
Resler, David Nomura Securities International
Vice President and Chief Economist
1994*
Saut, Jeffery D. Raymond James & Associates
Chief Investment Strategist and Managing Director-Equity Research
2005
Saving, Thomas R. Texas A&M University
Professor of Economics
2008
Schmitt, John Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Labor Economist
2004
Schott, Francis The Equitable Life Assurance Society of America, NY
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
1985*
Schwartz, Stephen Marietta College
Dean of Leadership
2003
Scott, Jean Marietta College
President
2001
Shang, Fu-Cai Sichuan Institute of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China
Lecturer
1986
Shu, Yuan Fudan University, China
Professor of Economics
1990
Silk, Leonard The New York Times
Economics Columnist
1987
Sillerman, Robert Sillerman Group of Companies, NY
Owner/Founder
2003
Sinai, Allen Shearson Lehman Brothers American Express, NY
Chief Economist and Managing Director
1986
Singer, S. Fred The Science and Environmental Policy Project, Washington, DC.
President
2004
Smith, Fred Competitive Enterprise Institute
President
1994
Sobel, Russell West Virginia University
Professor of Economics
2007
Solon, Gary University of Michigan
Professor of Economics
2002
Speck, Samuel Muskingum College
President
1993
Stokes, Gale Rice University
Professor of History
1993
Stovall, Robert Dean Witter Reynolds, NY
Senior Vice President
1984
Stuckey, Richard E.I. DuPont de Nemours
Chief Economist
1990
Sullivan, Kathryn COSI Columbus, OH
President and CEO
2004
Summers, Lawrence H. Harvard University
Professor of Economics
1988
Taylor, John Economic Roundtable 
Special Panel Session
2003
Taylor, Michael Marietta College
Associate Professor
1988
Tobin, James Yale University
Professor of Economics and winner of Nobel Prize in Economics
1984
Turner, Ted Turner Broadcasting Systems
Chairman
1990
Vedder, Richard Ohio University
Professor of Economics
1998
Weidenbaum, Murray Washington University
Distinguished University Professor
2003*
Wessel, David The Wall Street Journal
Deputy Bureau Chief and CAPITAL Reporter
2003
Wilson, Janie Marietta College
Esquire
1998
Wilson, Larry Marietta College
President
1996
Xing, Ma Foreign Affairs College, Beijing, China
Associate Professor of Political Science
1995
Zimmerman, Martin Ford Motor Company
Chief Economist
1998*
Brinkley, James Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Vice Chairman
2010
Dye, Robert PNC Financial Services Group
Senior Economist
2010
Ansari, Anousheh Prodea Systems
CEO
2010
Kiesling, Lynne Northwestern University
Senior Lecturer
2011*
Leonhardt, David The New York Times
Economics Columnist
2011
 

The inaugural speaker in the Milton Friedman Lecture Series was none other than Professor Friedman himself.  The Lecture Series was made possible through a trust established by Lester E. Merydith ('27) and Alice McCoy Merydith ('28).  Below are audio recordings of the 1983 lecture and the follow-up Q&A session. 

The lecture itself featured Dr. Friedman appearing via a videotape played to an audience gathered in Thomas Hall.  The follow-up Q&A had Dr. Friedman via a live telephone hookup facing questions from a panel of Marietta College faculty and supporters.  The panel consisted of Dr. Sherrill Cleland, Dr. Bert Glaze, Dr. Robert Hill, Dr. Richard Smith, Dr. Michael Taylor, and Elroy Waltzer.

Dr. Friedman spoke on the question: Do budget deficits matter?

Lecture  | Q&A