Thursday, September 25, 2008

Valpo Univ Panel on Credit Crisis

I'm going to try and attend this, perhaps even live blog. By the 30th the Congress and President will have made up their minds on the plans being discussed today, but the long term implications will fall to the new President and Congress to manage. I'm sure hoping it's John McCain and that the Senate goes 50-50 so they are deadlocked and can't create more regulations.

Valparaiso, Ind. -- A panel of Valparaiso University business, economic and legal experts will discuss the ongoing crisis afflicting Wall Street and Main Street America and the government’s bailout plan on Sept. 30.

The panel discussion, which will address how the financial crisis and government efforts to bailout financial institutions on the verge of bankruptcy may impact the American public, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Christopher Center Community Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Speaking are:

● Bruce MacLean, director of graduate programs in management. He is an entrepreneur with more than 35 years of executive management experience in large multinational corporations and medium-sized domestic corporations. MacLean founded the start-up education and training technology firm World Class Communication Technologies in 1989

● Alan White, assistant professor of law. He is an expert on
predatory mortgage lending and mortgage foreclosures who recently testified to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on the government's response to the foreclosure crisis. White is serving a three-year term as a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Consumer Advisory Committee and in 2004 he was named National Association of Consumer Advocates' Consumer Attorney of the Year.

● Dr. Virginia Shingleton, chair of the Department of Economics.
Her research interests include labor market analysis and the influence of health benefits on labor market participation of various ethnic groups and races. She has been an officer in the Midwest Economics Association.

● Dr. Paul Newsom, associate professor of finance. His research
focuses on asset pricing models, and he won the Distinguished Research Award for his paper “An Aggregate Investigation of the Demand for Home Equity Credit” at the 2005 Allied Academies Conference, as well as the Best Paper in Financial Education at the 2006 Midwest Business Administration Association conference.

Serving as moderator for the discussion is Dr. Jaishankar Raman, associate professor of economics. Those attending the discussion will be invited to ask questions of the experts.

Sponsoring the panel discussion are the University’s chapters of Students in Free Enterprise, Delta Sigma Pi and Delta Epsilon Chi.

Source: Valparaiso University

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