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Prominent economists to speak in lecture series at UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several prominent economists from the United States 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 February, March and April.

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 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 an updated schedule of 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

EDITORS NOTE: Here is an updated list of speakers scheduled in the Tow Lecture Series at the University of Iowa College of Business Administration. The list contain some changes and additions from previous announcements.

FEBRUARY

Wednesday, Feb. 18: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Alvaro Sandroni, Northwestern University, "Learning, Rare Events, and Recurrent Market Crashes in Frictionless Economies Without Intrinsic Uncertainty."

Monday, Feb. 23: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Neil Wallace, Pennsylvania State University, "Optima in Absence-of-Double-Coincidence Models of Money: An Introduction and an Application to the Liquidity Structure of Asset Yields."

Tuesday, Feb. 24: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. W107 PBAB. Neil Wallace, Pennsylvania State University, "A Model of Private Banknote Issue."

Friday, Feb. 27: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Russell Cooper, Boston University, topic to be announced.

MARCH

Monday, March 2: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Dan Bernhardt, University of Illinois, topic to be announced.

Wednesday, March 4: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Rachel Croson, University of Pennsylvania, topic to be announced.

Friday, March 6: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Jose-Victor Rios-Rull, University of Pennsylvania, topic to be announced.

Wednesday, March 11: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Kenneth Sokoloff, University of California, Los Angeles, topic to be announced.

Wednesday, March 25: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Lars Stole, University of Chicago, topic to be announced.

Friday, March 27: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Roger Koenker, University of Illinois, topic to be announced.

APRIL

Wednesday, April 1: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Yuichi Kitamura, University of Minnesota, topic to be announced.

Monday, April 6: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Richard Blundell, University College, London, "Empirical Microeconomics, Including Labor and Public Finance."

Wednesday, April 8: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Richard Blundell, University College, London, "Empirical Microeconomics, Including Labor and Public Finance."

Friday, April 10: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Richard Blundell, University College, London, "Empirical Microeconomics, Including Labor and Public Finance."

Tuesday, April 14: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. W107 PBAB. Peter Ireland, Rutgers University, topic to be announced.

Wednesday, April 22: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Curtis Taylor, Texas A & M University, topic to be announced.

Friday, April 24: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Roberto Perli, University of Pennsylvania, topic to be announced.

Monday, April 27: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Jerry Feltham, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Commerce, topic to be announced. (Co-sponsored by the department of accounting.)

Wednesday, April 29: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Lars Hansen, University of Chicago, topic to be announced.

MAY

Monday, May 4: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Mark Watson, Princeton University, topic to be announced.

Wednesday, May 6: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Robert Porter, Northwestern University, topic to be announced.

Friday, May 8: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB, John Donaldson, Columbia University, topic to be announced.

Wednesday, May 13: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. C125 PBAB. Jeffrey Mackie-Mason, University of Michigan, topic to be announced.

2/16/98