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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Media Advisory
Eller College Experts Host Community Roundtable on Financial Markets and the Economy

Economic Symposium – October 1, 2008 at The University of Arizona’s McClelland Hall

The U.S. economy and financial markets are in an unprecedented state of turmoil. What precipitated the crisis? Will it get worse? How does it affect the average family? And when can we expect to turn the corner? Eller College of Management experts will weigh in on these issues and take questions from the community in an informal economic symposium that is free and open to the public.

Berger Auditorium, McClelland Hall
1130 East Helen Street, Second Floor
The University of Arizona, Tucson

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Eller College of Management dean Paul Portney will be joined by finance department head Chris Lamoureux and bestselling author and economist Gerry Swanson.

  • Chris Lamoureux is head of the Department of Finance and Diamond Professor at the Eller College. His expertise includes economic theory, financial intermediation, financial markets, investment banking, and corporate finance.  
  • Gerry Swanson is the Thomas R. Brown Chair in Economic Education at the Eller College. His book Bankruptcy 1995: The Coming Collapse of America and How to Stop It spent 39 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.
  • Paul Portney joined the Eller College as dean in 2005. Before that, he was president and CEO of Resources for the Future (RFF), a non-partisan think-tank in Washington, D.C., that specializes in energy and the environment.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 48 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the No. 25-ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and on its satellite campus in downtown Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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