FSU Faculty to Explore Impact of Economic Policy on 'Great Recession'

By: FSU News
By: FSU News

Tallahassee, Florida --

The Gus A. Stavros Center for Economic Education at The Florida State University and the FSU Economics Club will host a panel discussion Oct. 5 on the impact of economic policy on the Great Recession. “The Great Recession: Has Macro Policy Promoted Recovery or Made Matters Worse?” is free and open to the public.

Department of Economics faculty James Gwartney, Milt Marquis, Don Schlagenhauf and Randall Holcombe will comprise the panel. After a presentation by each, the panelists will take questions from the audience. Joe Calhoun, assistant director of the Stavros Center, will serve as moderator.

Gwartney, who is director of the Stavros Center, is co-author of “Economics: Private and Public Choice,” a widely used principles text, and “Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Economics and Prosperity,” a primer for the layperson. He is the co-author of the annual report, Economic Freedom of the World, which provides information on the institutions and policies of 141 countries. He served as the chief economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress during 1999-2000.

Marquis worked as an economist in the Monetary Affairs Division of the Federal Reserve Board from 1993 to 1995 and as a senior economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2000 to 2003. He also was a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan and at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Marquis has authored two textbooks on monetary theory and capital markets and has published more than 30 journal articles.

Schlagenhauf is a macro theorist whose recent research includes working papers “Accounting for Changes in the Homeownership Rate,” “Housing Policy and the Progressivity of Income Taxation,” “The Design of Foreclosure Punishments: You Just Cannot Walk Away!” and “Home Equity, Foreclosures and Bailouts.”

Holcombe is the author of 12 books and more than 100 journal articles. His books include “The Economic Foundations of Government,” “Public Policy and the Quality of Life,” “From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government,” and “Entrepreneurship and Economic Progress.” His primary areas of research are public finance and the economic analysis of public policy issues.

The event will be held:


8 P.M.



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  • by Kristy Location: tallahassee, FL on Oct 11, 2010 at 05:38 PM
    Hello; I actually did go to that discussion and was wondering if it is possible to send me a list of all the people's names that went there because I'm trying to write another discussion about it and searching for the people's names that actually did go there..Especially I talked to one of the people that did go and know his first name, but totally forgot the last name..I'd appreciate it if you could. Thanks.
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