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Experts to Address Global Financial Crisis

Experts to Address Global Financial Crisis

A panel discussion at UCR on Oct. 23 will address causes and impacts of the current crisis and prospects for the U.S. economy.

(October 16, 2008)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – As global financial markets tumble and American voters worry about the state of the economy, UC Riverside scholars will address the causes of the current financial crisis and prospects for recovery in a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. in University Theatre.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. RSVP to

“The U.S. and Global Financial Crisis: The Way Forward” will include a discussion of what led to the financial crisis, the impact on individuals and the economy, the effect of the financial rescue package, and prospects for the U.S. economy. Panelists also will respond to questions from the audience.

Panelists will include:

Marcelle Chauvet, associate professor of economics, who has developed a real-time recession prediction model and is consulted frequently by the U.S. government, foreign governments and the international business community.

Anil Deolalikar, professor of economics and associate dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, who focuses on issues of international development and global poverty. He previously worked for the World Bank in their Kenya and India offices.

Sattar Mansi, associate professor of finance and management science, who has worked with Freddie Mac in the areas of risk management and securitization.

Richard Smith, Philip L. Boyd Chair and professor of finance, whose recent research has focused on initial public offerings and venture capital.

David Stewart, dean of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, a nationally known expert in marketing who has served as an expert witness before the Federal Trade Commission and in state and federal courts in cases involving deceptive advertising claims and unfair business practices, trademarks and intellectual property, and antitrust actions.

Richard Sutch, distinguished professor of economics, who co-edited the award-winning “Historical Statistics of the United States: Earlier Times to the Present, Millennial Edition,” published in 2007.

The event is presented by UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management and the Public Policy Initiative.



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