Heller and IBS deans to analyze economic crisis at forum

The collapse of the subprime mortgage market has shaken U.S. and global financial markets deeply. Iconic corporations are mired in bankruptcies and bailouts. Growth is down sharply, with no sign yet of a recovery in the offing.

With each day seemingly bringing more distressing economic news, Brandeis University’s foremost authorities on the U.S. and global economies will analyze the crisis at a forum on Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, and suggest how it will shape the agenda of the next American president.

Lisa M. Lynch, dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and Bruce Magid, dean of the Brandeis International Business School, will review such key subjects as how rising unemployment could prevent the housing market from stabilizing, despite the government takeover of major financial institutions, and what options are open for the United States to remain a leading competitor in global markets.

The forum will be moderated by David Warsh, longtime economics columnist for the Boston Globe and proprietor of the economics web site EconomicPrinciples.com

It will take place in Rapaporte Treasure Hall, in the central library complex, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

The event is sponsored by the Brandeis Votes project of the Undergraduate Student Union and the university’s Office of Communications.

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