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Financial crises are topic of forum

Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"Regional and National Financial Crises: Roots, Results and Responses" is the title of a forum sponsored by the Policy Research Institute for the Region (PRIOR) from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The forum will focus on the anatomy of the mortgage crisis as well as looming threats in the public finance arena as a result of sophisticated trade agreements entered into by state and local governments that may result in significant costs to taxpayers.

Speakers will include: Susan Wachter, a professor of real estate and finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a former official with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Alan Blinder, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton and former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board; and James Leach, a former U.S. Congressman and current Harvard University faculty member who recently taught in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

The forum is open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit the PRIOR website.

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