Leon N. Moses Distinguished Lecture Series

The Leon N. Moses Distinguished Lecture in Transportation was named in honor of Professor Emeritus Leon N. Moses for his significant contributions to the field of transportation economics and regional science and for his long and dedicated service to the Northwestern Transportation Center.


2015 Leon N. Moses Distinguished Lecture in Transportation Lecturer:

Jan Brueckner, Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine

October 27, 2015


About Leon N. Moses

Leon N. Moses came to Northwestern University in 1959 as an Associate Professor of Economics. He was appointed the Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Business Institu-tions in 1993, and had been Professor of Economics with a joint appointment to the Transportation Center since 1963. He retired to become an Emeritus Professor in 2005. His work primarily focused on the economics of firm location and the critical role played by transport and transportation costs.

Moses held a number of positions at the Transportation Center including Director of Research and Director of Education. From 1976 until 1980 he served as the Director the Transportation Center. Under his leadership the Center gained national prominence for its several conferences exploring the prospect of transportation deregulation.

During his career at Northwestern, he also served as Chair of the Economics Department, and held a joint appointment at the J. L. Kellogg School of Management for several years. Professor Moses served on almost all major university committees while at Northwestern.

He attended The Ohio State University where he began as a major in agriculture. He later changed to economics. Moses was discharged from the armed forces in 1945. He then returned to Ohio State in 1946 and graduated in 1947 with highest honors. Following that he enrolled in the graduate economics program at Harvard University and was awarded an MA in 1950 and a PhD in 1955. He became an Assistant Professor at Harvard after receiving his doctorate.

Leon N. Moses passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the age of 88.