Annual Faculty Lecture - The Eurozone Crisis
Mahnaz Mahdavi, distinguished Smith College Professor of Economics and the Ann F. Kaplan '67 Director of the Smith College Center for Women and Financial Independence, will present the annual faculty lecture.
The Smith College Club of New York City is honored to present this year’s distinguished Smith College Faculty Speaker: Mahnaz Mahdavi, Professor of Economics and the Ann F. Kaplan ’67 Faculty Director of the Smith College Center for Women and Financial Independence (WFI).
Professor Mahdavi will lecture on the Eurozone and the debt crisis – its history, present position, and impact on nations around the world. The Eurozone “Crisis” is not confined to the European Union: a sustained recession in the Eurozone has the potential to seriously compromise the health of economies across the globe, even as the U.S. slowly recovers from its own recession. This is an issue that many people know about, but few truly understand. Professor Mahdavi will explore for us the reasons behind the crisis, the current economic situation, and the potential outcomes for the future.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - RESCHEDULED DATE!
6:30 - 8:30 PMMetropolitan Republican Club (122 East 83rd St, between Park and Lexington Avenues)
Light refreshments will be served.
Members: $20; Non-Members: $30
About Mahnaz Mahdavi
Mahnaz Mahdavi is Professor of Economics and the Ann F. Kaplan ’67 Faculty Director of the Smith College Center for Women and Financial Independence (WFI). Professor Mahdavi received her doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has been teaching courses on corporate finance, international finance and international financial markets since 1985 at Smith College. She was the 2008 Distinguished Professor of the Year and inaugural recipient of the Sherrerd Teaching Award in 2004. She was a visiting assistant professor of economics at Harvard University, a teaching fellow at the University of Michigan, and a member of the faculty for the Women’s Executive Education program at Smith College.
Her scholarly work has focused on the areas of exchange rate determination, the behavior of stock markets in the US and emerging markets, and most recently, the economic impact of financial education. She frequently lectures on topics related to global finance, debt and financial crises, and on the relevance of financial knowledge for sound financial behavior. Her 2005 study based on a nation-wide financial survey of college students was highly publicized. Currently, Dr. Mahdavi is analyzing the results of a generational financial survey of highly educated women. This study examines financial knowledge, retirement savings, risk-tolerance and investing, financial decision-making, and financial attitudes of women with educational attainment of at least a bachelor degree.
For more about Professor Mahdavi:http://www.smith.edu/economics/faculty_mahdavi.php
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