Saint Mary's College Faculty Experts Debate Global Financial Crisis

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What: Sponsored by Saint Mary's College of California's Center for the Regional Economy and moderated by Dean Roy Allen, this panel discussion will provide a thought-provoking debate that is relevant to anyone concerned about the future direction of economic policy and its potential impact on the markets, interest rates, employment and output. This event is free and open to all.

When: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Where: Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga


Roy Allen, professor of economics, and dean, School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary's College. Recent publications include "New Thinking on the Financial Crisis" in the journal Critical Perspectives on International Business, "Financial Crises and Recession in the Global Economy," Third Edition forthcoming in and "Human Ecology Economics: A New Framework for Global Sustainability" (as editor).

Kris Chase, director of the Center for the Regional Economy and professor of economics. Her current research focuses on banking and monetary policy, with emphasis on the historical role of the Federal Reserve.

Andy Williams, professor of economics and co-director of the Elfenworks Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism. He most recently published "Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds: Conceptualizing Implications for Responsible Investment" in Revue d'Economie financiere.

Tomas Gomez-Arias is a professor of marketing and global business and has most recently published "Export Subsidies and Customs Unions" in the Journal of International Business and Economy.

Shyam J. Kamath is a former central planner/regulator, currently associate dean and professor of global business and economics. He is author of "The Political Economy of Suppressed Markets" (Oxford) and recent articles on economic development and sovereign wealth funds in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Journal of Private Enterprise, Critical Review and Revue d'Economie financiere.

Tina Xiaotian Zhang is a professor of finance and has most recently published two papers: "Venture Capital and Private Equity" in Review of Forefront Studies in Social Sciences and "Strategic IPO Underpricing: The role of Chinese State Ownership" in Value Creation in Multinational Enterprise.

Jack Rasmus teaches economics and political economy at SMC and is the author of the forthcoming book "Epic Recession and Global Financial Crisis." He is currently advisor and consultant to the San Francisco Central Labor Council on the economy.

Jim Hawley is a professor and co-director of the Elfenworks Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism. He has published widely in the area of corporate governance, including his influential book, co-authored with Andrew William, "The Rise of Fiduciary Capitalism."

Jim Shaw is a professor of business and has most recently published "Strategic Management in Telecommunications."

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