National Economist Mathew Forstater To Lecture at Denison
Posted: February 20, 2006
GRANVILLE -- A widely-published economist whose proposals to the Ministry of Labour of Argentina were made into law will speak at Denison. Mathew Forstater, associate professor of economics and black studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will present "From Civil Rights to Economic Security: The African American Struggle for Full Employment, 1945-1978," at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 2), in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall at Denison University. The convocation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Denison's economics department, provost's office, and the Goodspeed Lecture Series.
Forstater also serves as Director of the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability at the University of Missouri, Forstater previously was a visiting scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, where he remains a research associate, and taught at both Bard and Gettysburg colleges. His works on employment policy, political economy, and the history of economic thought have appeared in 19 different journals and include the co-edited booksCommitment to Full Employment; Reinventing Functional Finance; Growth, Distribution and Effective Demand; Contemporary Post Keynesian Analysis; Full Employment and Price Stability; andMoney, Financial Instability and Stabilization Policy.
Forstater earned his bachelor of artssumma cum laudein African-American studies from Temple University (1987), and a master of arts (1993) and doctorate (1996) in economics from the New School for Social Research. Presentation of his research has taken Forstater to numerous college campuses both in the United States and abroad, including Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, University of Ottawa (Canada), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), University of Leeds (Great Britain), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa).
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Lecture by Mathew Forstater, "From Civil Rights to Economic Security: The African American Struggle for Full Employment, 1945-1978"; 4:30 p.m. Thursday (March 2), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6245 to confirm information.
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