News Release: Events, Finance and Economics

Oct. 20,  2011

Alan Blinder to Address Macroeconomic Policy Conference at Emory

Policymakers, academics and business leaders will gather at Emory University Thursday, Nov. 3 to discuss macroeconomic policy and the recent financial crisis. Presented by Emory's Halle Institute for Global Learning, Department of Economics and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, with support from the Hightower Fund, the one-day conference is free and open to the public.

The event features a keynote address by Alan Blinder, Princeton University professor of economics and public affairs who is widely recognized for his research on free trade and fiscal and financial policy. Blinder has authored or co-authored 17 books, including the textbook "Economics: Principles and Policy," and is a regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He served on former President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and was vice chair of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1994 to 1996.

Opening the conference with welcoming remarks will be Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; and Earl Lewis, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Emory.

Other speakers include:

Donald Marron, director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and former acting director of the Congressional Budget Office

Earl Lewis, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs for Emory

David Altig, senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Christopher Low, chief economist of First Tennessee Financial Corporation

A number of Emory administrators and economics faculty will also participate. For a full schedule of speakers and panel topics, visit the Halle Institute online.

About the Conference

The conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Goizueta Business School, 1300 Clifton Rd., Atlanta.

The event is free and open to the public, but guests should register online by Wednesday, Nov. 2. Continental breakfast, boxed lunch and a light reception will be provided.

Visit the Halle Institute for full details and registration.

The Halle Institute for Global Learning

Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, The Halle Institute for Global Learning is Emory's premier venue for visits by heads of state, distinguished policymakers and influential public intellectuals from around the world. The Halle Institute's programs strengthen faculty distinction, prepare engaged scholars and foster greater involvement from local, national and international communities.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. As part of the nation's central banking system, the Atlanta Fed participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous commercial banks and provides a variety of financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government.

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