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Faculty Panel Will Address Policy Responses to Economic Crisis

4/15/2009 --

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—What are the likely effects of the various policy responses to the current financial and economic crisis? Are there alternative policies that we should consider? How will these policies affect economic performance over the long term?

As the federal government and private-sector organizations continue to take actions intended to stabilize the economy, faculty from Ross will shed light on the current economic climate and the potential effects of various policy responses during a panel event open to the entire Ross community.

The event takes place on Thursday, April 16, 2009, from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., in the Colloquium on the sixth floor of the Ross School's new building.

Panelists include:

Amiyatosh Purnanandam, the Bank One Assistant Professor of Finance and an expert on various aspects of risk management. He has been named a Fellow of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for his work related to banking and risk management.

Joel Slemrod, the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business, professor of economics, and director of the U-M Office of Tax Policy Research. He is a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers, and has testified before Congress on domestic and international taxation issues.

Martin Zimmerman, the Ford Motor Company Clinical professor of Business Administration and former group vice president and chief economist at Ford. Professor Zimmerman served as a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers and is a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy, a bi-partisan group that makes recommendations on energy policy to Congress, the Administration and other stakeholders.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847,