SPOKANE, Wash. – Ryan Herzog, assistant professor of economics at Gonzaga University, will discuss “China vs. the U.S. – How it Impacts You” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the McCarthey Athletic Center’s Herak Room. The Greater Gonzaga Guild sponsors the free event, which is open to the public.
Herzog’s discussion will focus primarily on exchange-rate policies between the two nations and China’s decision to buy U.S. debt. Herzog will take a glimpse into how this affects both individuals and the economy. Specifically, the discussion will focus on low prices on imports from China, low interest rates from China buying U.S. debt, and U.S. job losses from corporations going abroad.
Herzog teaches macroeconomics at Gonzaga with a focus on national and international financial markets. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 2003, Herzog went on to earn from University of Oregon a master’s degree in 2004 and a doctorate in 2008.
Herzog – who published an article titled, “Explaining the Saving-Investment Relationship with Threshold Effect” in the Global Business and Finance Review (Spring, 2010) – is often praised for his expertise in making complex topics, such as global economics, accessible to any audience.
The Greater Gonzaga Guild is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of Gonzaga’s scholarly and cultural contributions to the region. Herzog will serve as the fourth speaker in the Guild’s 2011-2012 speaker series. The Guild is open to all people interested in learning.
For more information, please contact Mary Joan Hahn, Gonzaga director of public and community relations, at (509) 313-6095 or via e-mail.