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Macy to Speak at Dallas Federal Reserve Forum

Aug. 1, 2012

COPY BY:    Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

Macy to Speak at Dallas Federal Reserve Forum

CANYON, Texas—A faculty member in the College of Business at West Texas A&M University will join a roster of presenters that includes Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Global Economic Forum Aug. 6-7 in San Antonio. The event, hosted by Dallas Reserve Bank, will focus on the problems and promises associated with solving global poverty.

Dr. Anne Macy, Gene Edwards Professor of Finance, is one of several presenters scheduled to speak during the two-day forum. Macy’s presentation is titled “What Can We Learn from Fighting Poverty in Developing and Developed Countries?” Other speakers on the program include:

• Alejandro Velez, professor of economics and director of Latin American Studies at St. Mary’s University—”Alleviating Poverty: The Role of Free Trade Agreements”;

• Julian Jamison, senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston—”Development Economics: Can We Learn from Uganda?”;

• Dionissi Aliprantis, research economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland—”The Difference between Relief and Development Efforts: A Look at Haiti”; and

• Ben Bernanke, chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve—”Conversation with the Chairman: Teacher Town Hall.”


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