Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Local Experts Discuss U.S. Economy

Financial experts on the faculty of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis will discuss the current economy during a student-sponsored forum tomorrow (15 October)at IUPUI. The event is open to the general public.

The Forum on Current Financial Crisis will be held from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday in the Basile Auditorium (Room 101) of Herron School of Art and Design, 735 West New York Street, Indianapolis

Speakers include Catherine Bonser-Neal, associate professor of finance; Ken Carow, associate professor of finance; John Hassell, professor of accounting; Steve Russell, professor of economics; and Timothy Koponen, professor of public affairs.

Topics to be addressed include the origins of the current financial crisis; implications of the failures of Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and AIG; international repercussions of the U.S. financial crisis and the broader implications for the U.S. economy. Speakers will also answer questions from the audience.

This event is being sponsored by three IUPUI student government organizations: the Kelley Student Government, SPEA Student Council, and Liberal Arts Student Council.

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