Previous Usery lecturers include Joseph Altonji, Raj Chetty, Gary Solon, Robert Moffitt, Edward Lazear, Janet Currie, David Card, and Robert Groves.
The annual W.J. Usery Distinguished Lecture Series, inaugurated in 2005, features leading economists addressing important issues in the American workplace. The series honors W.J. Usery, a former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Distinguished Executive Fellow in Labor Policy at the Andrew Young School. Bill Usery’s lifetime work contributed to the well-being of workers and the American workplace during his years of service in government and the private sector.