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President Obama Adviser Christina Romer Speaks at 25th Economics Symposium April 18

Christina Romer. (Photo courtesy Christina Romer)

Christina Romer.

‘In the Wake of Disaster: The Great
Recession in Historical Perspective’

SPOKANE, Wash. – Christina Romer, the Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss “In the Wake of Disaster: The Great Recession in Historical Perspective” as Gonzaga University’s Visiting James R. Jundt Professor of Economics at the 25th Economics Symposium and Luncheon at McCarthey Athletic Center from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 18.

The event is hosted by the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration. Tickets (which include lunch) are $100 each or $1,000 for a table of eight and may be purchased through the School of Business events website. A networking social from 11-11:45 a.m. precedes the lecture. Table of Eight Includes: Table signage identifying the firm or individual sponsor’s name, sponsor listing in printed program, and sponsorship of a student.

The lecture will compare the severity of the initial economic shocks of the 2008 financial crisis, such as the housing collapse, to the Great Depression of the 1930s. It will address the success of resulting monetary and fiscal policy responses, and economic reform.

Romer is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and received her doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Beyond her teaching position, she is co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. From January 2009 to September 2010, she served as chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. In that role, she helped formulate a response to the 18-monthlong Great Recession that began in December 2007; in addition, she contributed to President Obama’s health reform legislation.

Romer’s areas of expertise include economic history, macroeconomics and causes of the Great Depression. Now, she is researching the impact of financial crises in advanced economies. Her awards and honors include the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation, the distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Council for Economic Education Visionary Award. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Check-In and Parking

Check-in at the southeast entrance of McCarthey Athletic Center. Guests should check in under the company or sponsor name of the table. Attendees may park in the Green lots south of McCarthey or in the South Trent Parking Lot. Click the following link to view a campus map

For more information, please contact AJ Hawk at (509) 313-7036 or via email at

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