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How Tarnished is the Golden State?

How Tarnished is the Golden State?

UC Riverside professor will give talk Oct. 27 about the budget, economy and election in California

(October 18, 2010)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( – A UC Riverside professor who spent the past seven years in Sacramento leading a University of California policy center will speak Oct. 27 about California's budget, economy and election.

Gary Dymski, a professor of economics and the founding director of UC Center Sacramento, will give a talk called, “How Tarnished is the Golden State? The Budget, the Economy and the Election.”

The talk is part of the Citizens University Committee breakfast meeting. It is scheduled from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in rooms D/E at University Extension, 1200 University Ave., Riverside. The breakfast will also include an update from Jim Wooldridge, UCR’s men’s basketball coach.

In Sacramento, Dymski worked closely with analysts and political leaders to understand the roots of California’s budget problems. His academic work has focused on redlining and discrimination in credit markets, banking strategy and the financial crises. All these factors combined to create the current subprime crisis.

From 2007 to 2010, Dymski has written and published articles analyzing the causes and consequences of the subprime crisis and global economic meltdown. His talk will begin with California’s budget problems, connect it to the subprime and global crises, and return to examine policy options for California’s future.

The breakfast is $18 for members of the Citizens University Committee and $22 for non-members. That includes a deluxe breakfast buffet. Space is limited and reservations are required by Oct. 21. They can me made via e-mail,

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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