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New Meetup: Offical Economist Event: June 1

From: saul d.
Sent on: Monday, May 25, 2009 6:09 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Economist readers!

What: Offical Economist Event: June 1

When: June 1,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: For full details and to purchase tickets ($20 for subscribers) click on the following link.

Dollars and Sense: What's Next for the Financial Sector and Economy?

Joseph E. Stiglitz and John Paulson / Matthew Bishop, moderator

Join this panel of experts as they discuss how they navigated the recent financial and economic crisis, what they may have anticipated that others did not, and their insights into the current situation. Is there an upside in this downturn for the individual investor? How can we as a community find our way towards a more sustainable future? What?s next for the financial sector and the economy?

Brief Biography
Joseph E. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 for his analyses of markets, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from[masked], during the Clinton administration and served as chairman from 1995-97. He then became chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank from 1997-2000. He is now university professor at Columbia University in New York and Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought.

John Paulson is the President and Portfolio Manager of Paulson & Co. Inc. He has a high degree of expertise in corporate restructurings, distressed investing, mergers, acquisition financings, mortgage securities and other credit markets. Paulson was ranked by Absolute Return Magazine at of the beginning of 2009 as the third largest hedge fund in the world managing approximately $29 billion in merger, event and distressed strategies. Prior to forming Paulson & Co. Inc, he was a general partner of Gruss Partners and a managing director in mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns. He is a member of the 92nd Street Y Board of Directors.

Matthew Bishop is chief business writer and U.S. business editor of The Economist.

This lecture is underwritten by Daphne Recanati Kaplan and Thomas S. Kaplan

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