• A panel of MIT faculty experts convened in October to discuss current economic news. The same panal will reconvene Tuesday, March 31 to discuss the economic climate and how it has changed in the last sixth months. From left are William Wheaton, Andrew Lo, Ricardo Caballero, Bengt Holmstrom and James Poterba.

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When will it end?

MIT experts reconvene to examine economy six months later

Several MIT financial experts will discuss the current economic climate and how it has changed in the last six months during a talk titled "The U.S. Financial Crisis — Is There an End in Sight?"

The talk, which builds on a similar event held in October, will run from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, in 10-250. Since the October event, the stock market has continued to plummet, the U.S. rate of home foreclosures has soared and unemployment has reached levels not seen in decades.

Tuesday's event will include the same experts that discussed the crisis in October -- Ricardo Caballero, the Ford International Professor of Economics and the head of the Department of Economics; Bengt Holmstrom, the Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics; Andrew Lo, the Harris & Harris Group Professor in the MIT Sloan School of Management; James Poterba, the Mitsui Professor of Economics; and William Wheaton, professor of economics and director of the Center for Real Estate.

All members of the MIT community are welcome to attend the event.

Topics: Business and management, Economics, National relations and service, Special events and guest speakers


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