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Global economic crisis, aftermath to be lecture topic

April 23, 2011

Jorg Bibow

Economist Jorg Bibow will discuss "The Global Crisis and Its Aftermath" when he presents Skidmore's William E. Weiss Lecture in Economics on Tuesday, April 26. 

Free and open to the public, the talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Davis Auditorium of Palamountain Hall.

Bibow's research focuses on central banking and financial systems and the effects of monetary policy on economic performance, especially the monetary policies of the Bundesbank and the European Central Bank. This work builds on his earlier research on the monetary thought of John Maynard Keynes. Bibow has lectured at the University of Cambridge, University of Hamburg, and Franklin College Switzerland on central banking and European integration. He received a bachelor's degree with honors in economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, a diplom-volkswirt from the University of Hamburg, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Cambridge.

In addition to his Skidmore appointment, Bibow also is a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, where his most recent publication is a March 2011 working paper titled "Financial Markets." He is the author of Keynes on Monetary Policy, Finance, and Uncertainty (2009, Routledge) and the editor of Euroland and the World Economy (2007, Palgrave Macmillan).

The William E. Weiss Lecture in Economics at Skidmore is made possible with the assistance of former Trustee Arturo Peralto-Ramos III, a member of Skidmore's Class of 1974. Named in honor of Peralta-Ramos's stepfather, William E. Weis, the lecture series fosters discussion of contemporary economic issues.

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