2009 Press Releases

Media Advisory

Friday, February 13, 2009

ATTENTION: Reporters and producers covering the nation's economic crisis

Expert panel to examine Obama administration's new Financial Stability Plan

Contact: Susan Gluss
UC Berkeley School of Law
(510) 642-6936
sgluss@law.berkeley.edu

WHAT: "Good Bank, Bad Bank: Increasing Credit Liquidity, Stemming Foreclosures and Supporting the Economy," a panel discussion at the University of California, Berkeley, by a group of distinguished university scholars analyzing the Obama administration's new Financial Stability Plan. Experts in economics, business and public policy will examine how the plan, announced Feb. 10 by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, will impact taxpayers. Panelists will discuss capital infusions and how to value toxic assets so that taxpayer funds are not misspent.

The event at UC Berkeley is being co-sponsored by the School of Law's Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy; the Center on Institutions and Governance at the Institute of Governmental Studies; and the Haas School of Business.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 5-6:30 pm

WHERE: Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley School of Law. For a map, go to: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/maps/DE67.html

WHO: Panelists will include:

* John Quigley, moderator and UC Berkeley professor of economics, public policy and business

* Paul Milgrom, Stanford University professor of humanities and sciences

* James A. Wilcox, UC Berkeley professor of business at the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and the Haas Finance Group

* Dwight Jaffee, UC Berkeley professor of banking, finance and real estate at the Haas Real Estate Group and the Haas Finance Group

* Nancy Wallace, California Chair of Real Estate and Urban Economics Chair at UC Berkeley's Haas Real Estate Group and co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.

DETAILS: The program will be webcast and archived online by the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (http://www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/bclbe/) and the Institute of Governmental Studies (http://igov.berkeley.edu/). "Blue Sky," a new campus website that showcases UC Berkeley faculty members' fresh policy ideas for the Obama administration, will also link to the webcast.

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NOTE: For more information or to arrange an interview with a panelist, contact Phyliss Martinez-Haarz, program administrator for the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, at pmartinezhaarz@law.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-0532. Reporters may also contact Heddy Riss at the Institute of Governmental Studies at hriss@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-4487.