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Bellarmine economics and finance professors to discuss current economic recovery on Nov. 6

Oct 29, 2014

Bellarmine University economics and finance professors will draw upon lessons of previous recessions to offer advice for consumers and investors about the current economic recovery during a forum on Thursday, November 6, at 5:30 p.m.
The free public event, titled “After the Great Recession: the Future of the United States Economy," takes place on Bellarmine’s campus in the Wyatt Center for the Arts [campus map]. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Sara Jayne Byrne via email by November 4.
"As economists and successful businesspeople, we study history to be able to navigate the future," said Carl Hafele, a Bellarmine finance instructor and author of The Great American Reset. "What do we see regarding the future of the US economy? We have benefit programs that are incredibly antiquated that have put us on an unsustainable path of debt addiction. There are options and there are solutions. We need not reinvent the wheel."
The program:

  • Dr. Robert Brown will review financial crises that occurred during the 20th Century.
  • Dr. Myra McCrickard will compare economic conditions today to those five years ago.
  • Dr. Bradley Stephenson will discuss the perils of debt accumulation.
  • Dr. Frank Raymond, chair of the economics and finance department, will outline several social implications of the recession and recovery, including Social Security and Medicare.
  • Dr. Dan Bauer, dean of Bellarmine’s W. Fielding Rubel School of Business, will highlight the implications for investors.
  • Carl Hafele will answer the question, “what can we do?”
A question and answer period will follow the discussion.

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