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Media Advisory: Financial Crisis, Economic Slowdown Subject of UAlbany Forum

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

The University at Albany addresses the country's economic slowdown with a forum, The Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences, designed to discuss and answer questions.

UAlbany will host a forum Oct. 27 on U.S. economic woes, "The Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences." (Photo Alex Grimm, Reuters)

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 23, 2008)

What: The University at Albany will host a forum, "The Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences," designed to discuss and answer questions about the country's economic slowdown. The forum will cover the crisis' affect on the banking industry and New York State's economy through presentations and a panel discussion with faculty and financial industry leaders. The event is co-sponsored by the University at Albany's Finance and Economics Departments and the Center for Institutional Investment Management.

Who:
Speakers:
Christophe Faugere, chairman, Department of Finance
Bruce Dieffenbach, professor, Department of Economics
Timothy Bruculere, vice president, Loan Participation Members United Corp. Federal Credit Union
Qiang Xu, director of research, New York State Division of the Budget

Panel:
Peter Cosgrove, senior vice president, First Niagara Bank
Katharine Doran, Teal, Becker, and Chiaramonte CPAs
Kenneth Leonard, The Family Group, Wachovia Securities
David McCaffery, distinguished teaching professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College
Hany Shawky, professor, Department of Finance

Moderator:
Michael Jerison, chairman, Department of Economics

When:
7-8:30 p.m.
Monday, October 27, 2008

Where:
Campus Center Ballroom, University at Albany uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany

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