Economics Alumni Advisory Committee
In 2010 the Department of Economics established an Economics Department Alumni Advisory Committee to improve communications among alumni and between the alumni and faculty. The Alumni Advisory Committee will provide recommendations to the Department regarding ways in which to achieve that goal. One initial effort was to establish a tradition of holding one event designed for alumni each semester. In the Fall of 2010, this was done through a reception announcing the Committee and new role. The event in the spring semester of 2011 was a Public Lecture by Prakash Louingani of the IMF who asked the question "Do you want some jobs with that recovery?" Plans are underway for events in the fall and spring semesters of academic 2011-2012.
Marsh & McLennan/NERA Public Lecture On Economic Policy
William Issac Delivers the Marsh & McLennan/NERA Economic Consulting Public Lecture, May 1, 2012
The Economics Alumni Advisory Committee is delighted to announce that NERA Economic Consulting and its parent, Marsh & McLennan Companies, are co-sponsoring the public lecture series begun in Spring 2011. The speaker for this event will be William Isaac, former Chairman of the FDIC, and author of the recent book, Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America. Mr. Isaac will be signing copies of his book at the reception before the lecture which begins at 6:30 pm in Marvin Center 309. He will share his insights on the state of the banking industry, the political leadership and challenges in Washington, and what the future may hold in terms of regulatory policies. The sponsorship of the lecture series showcases Marsh and McLennan Companies and NERAs commitment to highlighting the importance of economics in business and regulatory environments.
Economics Alumni Advisory Committee Spring 2011 Public Lecture