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Prominent economists to speak in 1997-98 lecture series at UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several prominent economists from the United States and other parts of the world will discuss current research and issues in their fields as part of the Clarence Tow Lecture Series at the University of Iowa College of Business Administration during the 1997-98 school year.

The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are administered by the department of economics and funded through a gift from UI alumnus Clarence Tow.

Lectures are held periodically during each semester from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room W207 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building (PBAB).

The series provides support for the department of economics to invite leading economists from both the public and private sectors to come to campus to present lectures on their current work and other issues in the academic field of economics.

Tow, who received a bachelor of arts in education and a master of arts in political science from the UI, was a senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. After his death in 1994, a $1.5 million fund was established through provisions in his will to support the Tow Lecture Series.

People interested in attending the lectures but needing an accommodation in order to participate should contact the department of economics at (319) 335-0829, or send e-mail to Shari Tolander at shari-tolander@uiowa.edu.

Here is a schedule of upcoming events in the Clarence Tow Lecture Series. The schedule is subject to change.

Updates will be posted on the World Wide Website of the department of economics at http://128.255.196.141/econ/index.html.

SEPTEMBER 1997

Tuesday, Sept. 16: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. W207 PBAB. Moshe Buchinsky, Brown University. Topic "Educational Attainments and the Changing U.S. Wage Structure: Some Dynamic Implications."

Monday, Sept. 22: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University. Topic: "The Theory of Learning and Games" Lecture 1.

Wednesday, Sept. 24: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University. Topic: "The Theory of Learning and Games" Lecture 2.

Friday, Sept. 26: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University. Topic: "The Theory of Learning and Games" Lecture 3.

OCTOBER 1997

Tuesday, Oct. 7: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. W207 PBAB. Michael Chwe, University of Chicago. Topic: To be announced.

Thursday, Oct. 9: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. W207 PBAB. Geert Ridder, Free University of Amsterdam. Topic: "Correcting for Selective Compliance in Experimental Duration Data"

Thursday, Oct. 16: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. W207 PBAB. Robert Tamura, Clemson University. Topic: To be announced.

Wednesday, Oct. 22: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Bruce Shearer, University of Laval. Topic: To be announced.

Friday, Oct. 24: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Jan van Ours, University of Amsterdam. Topic: To be announced.

NOVEMBER 1997

Wednesday, Nov. 5: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Antonio Merlo, University of Minnesota. Topic: To be announced.

Wednesday, Nov. 12: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Smith Lones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Topic: To be announced.

Wednesday, Nov. 19: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Hashem Pesaran, University of Southern California. Topic: To be announced.

DECEMBER 1997

Wednesday, Dec. 10: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Mehmet Yorukoglu, University of Chicago. Topic: To be announced.

APRIL 1998

Monday, April 6, 1998: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Richard Blundell, University College, London, Topic: Empirical microeconomics, including labor and public finance.

Wednesday, April 8, 1998: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Richard Blundell, University College, London: Topic: Empirical microeconomics, including labor and public finance.

Friday, April 10, 1998: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. W207 PBAB. Richard Blundell, University College, London: Topic: Empirical microeconomics, including labor and public finance.

9/12/97