The Knoxville Economic Forum and the Department of Economics were pleased to welcome Peter Diamond in partnership with the Haslam College of Business and the Baker Center for Public Policy to the podium for a discussion of national economic policy and the labor market. Dr. Diamond is an Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT where he taught from 1966 to 2011. He was one of the three 2010 economics Nobel laureates for their work on job search and unemployment. Dr. Diamond is also known for his work on optimal taxation and his overlapping-generations analysis of the effects of the public debt. He has written about national pensions in many countries. He has been President of the American Economic Association, of the Econometric Society, and of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
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