25th Economics Symposium

Gonzaga University School of Business Presents: The 25th Economics Symposium

Featuring Christina Romer

Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley

In the Wake of Disaster:
The Great Recession in Historical Perspective:

As the financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing Great Recession recede from the headlines, it is time to take a frank historical look at the episode.  How did the severity of the initial shocks that hit the economy—the bursting of the housing bubble, the financial meltdown—compare to its terrible precursor, the Great Depression of the 1930s? How successful were the monetary and fiscal policy responses? Were there policy actions that should have been taken but weren’t? And perhaps most important, have we made reforms and learned lessons that will help us do better in the future?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hemmingson Center Grand Ballroom
Gonzaga University

Networking Social:
11:00-11:45 p.m.

Symposium and Luncheon:
11:45-1:15 p.m.

$100 per person

$1,000 Sponsored Table of 8

Sponsored table includes 1 reserved table with signage,
listing in the program and website, and sponsorship of a student


All net proceeds will benefit the School of Business Administration Excellence Fund

Christina Romer is the Class of 1957—Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. From January 2009 until September 2010, Professor Romer served as Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. In that role, she helped formulate the response to the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent recession, and contributed to the development and passage of the President’s health reform legislation. She is a specialist in economic history and macroeconomics, and is best known for her work on the causes of the Great Depression and on the conduct and effects of macroeconomic policy. Her current research focuses on the impact of financial crises in advanced economies. Professor Romer graduated from the College of William and Mary and received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation, the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Council for Economic Education Visionary Award.