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Media Advisory

Haas School Feb. 5 teach-in on economic slowdown

31 January 2008

ATTENTION: Economics, energy and housing writers and editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

A teach-in hosted by the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business will offer expert insights into the causes and effects of the current economic slowdown that is making headlines and impacting national and international markets and economies.

Panelists will make brief remarks and then answer questions about the economic issues. Haas School of Business Dean Tom Campbell will introduce the participants.

12:30-2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, the same date as Super Tuesday elections in California, New York and 20 other states. Panelists will be on hand until 2:30 p.m. to speak with reporters.

Wells Fargo Room, fourth floor of the Haas School of Business's Cheit Hall. The school is located on Gayley Road, on the eastern edge of campus. A map is online at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map.

Haas School panelists and their topics will include:

  • Severin Borenstein, a professor of business administration and public policy and the director of the University of California Energy Institute, on concerns about energy and oil.
  • Thomas Davidoff, an assistant professor in the Haas School's Real Estate Group, on the housing and real estate meltdown.
  • Christopher Hennessy, an associate professor in the Haas School's Finance Group, on the current financial crisis.
  • James Wilcox, a professor of financial institutions who served as an economist with the Federal Reserve Board from 1991-1992 and as a senior economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1990-1991, on the downturn's impacts on the United States.
  • Andrew Rose, a professor of international trade and director of the Haas School's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, on the economic slowdown's global consequences.

The program is free and open to the public. Media are advised to arrive early because space is limited. For more information, contact Ute Frey at the Haas School at (510) 642-0342 or frey@haas.berkeley.edu.