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Experts Advisory: Gas prices, petrol and energy-related issues, economics of energy and transportation economics covered by University at Albany faculty experts

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ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2007) -- Gas prices have neared an historic high after coming within a half penny of tying the modern era's inflation-adjusted record set in 1981. University at Albany faculty experts discuss gas price concerns, economics of energy, transportation economics and petrol supply and demand.

Prices are expected to rise as Memorial Day approaches, and there are concerns that gas prices will hit $4 this year. Distinguished professor of economics Kajal Lahiri can offer insight into the rise in gasoline prices, the economics of energy and transportation economics. Lahiri, director of the Econometrics Research Institute at UAlbany, developed the Transportation Services Index that Norman Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, announced as an "exciting, new way to track the transportation industry's huge impact on America's growing economy."

Finance professor Hany Shawky can discuss petrol supply and demand and energy-related issues. Shawky, who teaches corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, is widely published on asset pricing, stock market behavior and international financial markets.

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