March 9, 2009

Vol. 24 , No. 06   


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The Recovery of 2009: Myth or Reality?
GREGORY HESS
MANFRED KEIL
MARC WEIDENMIER
S. BROCK BLOMBERG
THOMAS WILLETT
DARREN FILSON, moderator
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009

On February 11, 2008, Professors Manfred Keil, Greg Hess, Marc Weidenmier, Brock Blomberg, and Tom Borcherding participated on a panel at the Athenaeum addressing the question: “The Recession of 2008: Myth or Reality?”. Consensus was not reached, and since that time the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded that the U.S. has been in a recession since December 2007. One year later, the Athenaeum is again hosting a roundtable discussion to discuss: “The Recovery of 2009: Myth or Reality?”. After a U.S. government bailout of $700 billion and possibly more to come, many are wondering if we have seen the worst or if the worst is yet to come.

Members of the panel include:
•Professor Manfred Keil, associate professor of economics at CMC and the chair of the economics department; chair of the faculty, Robert Day school of Economics and Finance.
•Dean Gregory Hess, Dean of the Faculty at CMC and Russell S. Bock Professor of Public Economics and Taxation.
•Professor Marc Weidenmier, William F. Podlich '66 Associate Professor of Economics at CMC and Director of the Lowe Institute.
•Professor S. Brock Blomberg, Peter K. Barker Professor of Economics at CMC.
•Professor Thomas Willett, Horton Professor of Economics at CMC and Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Dean of the School of Politics and Economics at CGU.

This panel will be moderated by Professor Darren Filson, associate professor of economics at CMC and director of graduate programs.