Economist examines trends in oil prices
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:17 p.m.
Economist James Hamilton will speak on the "Causes and Consequences of the Oil Shock of 2007-08" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in 100 Jones Hall.
Hamilton has been a professor of economics at the University of California-San Diego since 1992. He has written extensively on oil markets, monetary policy and business cycles and recently has served as an adviser on energy issues for the U.S. Congress, the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the European Central Bank.
The event is sponsored by the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Studies.