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UC Berkeley’s James A. Wilcox presents “Financial Tsunami Aftermath: What’s Next for Investing, Borrowing, and Real Estate”


As Japan and Europe enter a recession, U.S. policy makers seeks ways to stimulate the U.S. economy and quiet this “financial tsunami.” Finance professor James A. Wilcox, University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, will be the keynote speaker at “Financial Tsunami Aftermath: What’s Next for Investing, Borrowing, and Real Estate,”  presented by Haas’ Orange County Alumni Network.

Since the onset of the economic crisis, Wilcox has shared his expertise in the Associated Press; Los Angeles Times; San Francisco Chronicle; Fresno Bee; NPR/Morning Edition; KPCC; and all of the San Francisco Bay Area television stations. 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


University Faculty Club, University of California, Irvine, 801 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA


James A. Wilcox is Haas’ James J. and Marianne B. Lowrey Chair in Business, and a member of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and Haas Finance Group. He earned his B.A. in economics and history at S.U.N.Y. Binghamton in 1974 and received a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 1980. Currently Prof. Wilcox teaches courses in banking and financial markets, forecasting, and macroeconomics. He also served as the senior economist for macroeconomic and monetary policy at the President's Council of Economic Advisors as well as economist at the Federal Reserve Board. Wilcox has written extensively on banking, real estate markets, interest rates, and inflation.

The event’s moderator is Dr. Dennis Aigner, professor and former dean, The Paul Merage School of Business Professor of Management and Economics, University of California, Irvine.  Also speaking, The Paul Merage School of Business’ Dr. Kerry Vandell, professor and director, Center for Real Estate.  

Pamela Tom
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley