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Economist Will Talk at Davidson on Current Economic Challenges

March 23, 2001
Contact: Bill Giduz 704/894-2244 or bigiduz@davidson.edu

N.G. Mankiw
N.G. Mankiw

Should the Congress pass President Bush's proposed income tax cut? Should the estate tax be eliminated? What should be done to restore the long-term health of the Social Security system?

These are among the pressing questions now on the minds of policymakers in Washingtonwhich will be addressed by Harvard-based economist N. Gregory Mankiw in a talk at Davidson College on Tuesday, March 27. Appearing as the annual Cornelson Lecturer in Economics, Mankiw will speak about "Current Challenges Facing Economic Policymakers" beginning at 8 p.m. in the Gallery Room of Chambers Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

Mankiw, an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, serves on the faculty of Harvard University and has written two best-selling economics textbooks.

He specializes in economic growth, price adjustment, consumer behavior, and financial markets. His work has attracted grants from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has also been awarded the Wolf Balleisen Memorial Prize in Economics from Princeton, and the Galbraith Teaching Prize.

Mankiw has served staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisors, and as associate editor for the Journal of Economic Perspectives and Review of Economics and Statistics. He has also been a columnist for Fortune magazine. He directs the Monetary Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For more information on his talk at Davidson, call 894-2398.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Davidson recently launched "Let Learning Be Cherished," a $250 million campaign in support of student financial assistance, academic resources, and community life.

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