2019 John F. Graham Memorial Lecture

This year's Graham Lecture, "The Collapse of Middle Class Wealth in the US... but its Rise (?) in Canada", is presented by Dr. Edward Wolff, New York University.

Dr Wolff's lecture will address developments in household wealth in the US over the years from 1983 to 2016 and provide some comparisons to the Canadian experience. Particular attention will be placed on the period of the Great Recession and its aftermath in the US. During that time asset prices plunged in the US between 2007 and 2010 but then rebounded from 2010 to 2016, with median wealth plummetting by 44% over these years. Canada, in contrast, experienced much less volatility in asset prices over years 2007 to 2010 and as a result median wealth continued to rise and surpassed the US.

The Graham Lecture is an annual event supported by a memorial fund established in memory of John F. Graham, a long-time member of the Dalhousie Department of Economics, who died in 1990.


Lectures, Seminars



Great Hall, University Club (6259 Alumni Crescent)



Additional Information

Free event. No reservation required. Visit https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/economics/news-events/seminars/graham-lectures.html for more details.