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Monetary and Fiscal Policy Focus of UNH Seminar March 14

By Lori Wright, Media Relations
March 12, 2008

Monetary and fiscal policy will be the focus of a seminar sponsored by the Whittemore School of Business and Economics Friday, March 14.

Benjamin Friedman, the William Joseph Mair Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University, will present “What We Still Don’t Know About Monetary and Fiscal Policy.” Sponsored by the UNH Economics Department, the seminar will be held in McConnell Hall, Room 312, from 2:10 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“Professor Friedman’s visit to UNH is a real honor for the Whittemore School and the university. I encourage you to join the faculty and students of the Economics Department for what is sure to be a lively and interesting talk about the current state of the U.S. economy and the role that monetary and fiscal policy can play in helping to avoid a significant downturn,” said Michael D. Goldberg, associate professor of Economics.

Friedman has authored 10 books and more than 130 articles, and has made significant contributions to our understanding of monetary and fiscal policy, government debt, and economic growth. He has held important positions at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.


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