2008 Press Releases

Media Advisory

Monday, September 29, 2008

Attention: reporters and producers covering the nation’s economic crisis

Global Financial Market Turmoil

Media contacts:
Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu
Janet Gilmore, UC Berkeley, 510.642.5685, jangilmore@berkeley.edu

What: "Global Financial Market Turmoil," a panel discussion by a group of distinguished University of California, Berkeley, scholars who will analyze the pending financial crisis.

Experts in economics, business, public policy, and law will analyze how the financial market meltdown occurred, evaluate the government's response, and explain its impact on American households and global markets. The event is being co-sponsored by UC Berkeley School of Law's Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) and the Institute of Governmental Studies'

Center on Institutions & Governance (CIG).

The program will be webcast and a video recording of it will be available for online viewing at the BCLBE Web site: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/bclbe/ and at the CIG Web site: http://igov.berkeley.edu/

When: Thursday, Oct. 2, noon to 1:45 p.m.

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

Who: Panelists and topics will include:

George A. Akerlof, (moderator), Koshland Professor of Economics, 2001 Nobel Laureate in economics;

J. Bradford DeLong, professor of economics, on the macroeconomic policy aspects of the crisis;

Aaron Edlin, Richard W. Jennings Professor of Law, on regulatory reform;

Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics, and professor of political science; on the international impacts of the crisis;

John Quigley, interim dean of the Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, and professor of economics, public policy and business; on the housing crisis;

Nancy Wallace, Haas School of Business professor and co-chair of the business school's Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics; on the financial market and what led to the current crisis.

NOTE: For more information about the event or to arrange an interview with a panelist before or after the event, please 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, (510) 643-4487.