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Central U to Host Economist Kotlikoff

NEW BRITAIN, CT – With the economy and debt crisis making front page news, Central Connecticut State University’s School of Business will present “Fixing America,” an American Savings Foundation Endowed Chair in Banking & Finance Distinguished Lecture.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will be presented by economist Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Ph.D., the William Fairfield Warren Professor of Economics at Boston University. The event will be held in Founders Hall March 6 at 7 p.m.

Kotlikoff is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society, is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. He has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. and international banks, financial institutions, and corporations. He has provided expert testimony to Congress including the Senate Finance, the House Ways and Means, and the Joint Economic committees.

Some of his recent books, which address financial reform, taxes, personal finance, Social Security, and pensions, include The Clash of GenerationsThe Economic Consequences of the Vickers CommissionThe Healthcare FixThe Coming Generational Storm, and Generational Policy. His columns and blogs appear in numerous digital and print publications. Kotlikoff earned his B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

The American Savings Foundation was established by the board of directors of American Savings Bank with the belief that in addition to serving its customers well, it should also help make the entire community a better place to live and work. The Foundation remains a permanent, independent charitable endowment dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting education, human services, and the arts, with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth, and families.

For more information about the event, contact Rosa Colon at 860 832-3209 or ColonR@mail.ccsu.edu.

 

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