Economic Scholars to Hold Forum on Financial Crisis
Faculty, Students, Staff and Public Invited to Discussion at UT Dallas Tuesday
Sept. 29, 2008
America is faced with an unprecedented financial crisis. The nation and the world are waiting anxiously as policymakers debate solutions to the credit crisis that has clogged capital markets, but no one is paying closer attention than economic scholars.
Several UT Dallas scholars will share their insight and discuss policy options at a forum hosted by the Economics Program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.
The forum will be held at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the TI Auditorium (ECS2.102) in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
A faculty panel of five economists will offer opinions and perspectives. Economics Program Head Dr. Jim Murdoch will then moderate as they field questions from the audience.
“I think there is a lot of confusion about the current economic conditions, and I believe that we can resolve some of that for people,” said Dr. Murdoch. “We’re going to offer a friendly, yet academic setting to give the university community an opportunity to ask questions and better understand what economists are trying to do to sort out this crisis.”
The faculty panel will include:
- Dr. Nathan Berg, professor of behavioral economics.
- Dr. Rachel Croson, professor of experimental economics.
- Dr. Chetan Dave, professor of macroeconomics.
- Dr. Ted Day, professor of finance and managerial economics.
- Dr. Stan Liebowitz, professor of economics.
Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are welcome to attend.