Canceled: Leading economist visits Denison to discuss the health of the banking industry
Posted: November 1, 2010 / Last Updated: November 4, 2010
Please note: These lectures have been canceled.
The Department of Economics at Denison University and the college’s chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honorary will welcome Walker F. Todd to present two lectures addressing issues related to the current state of the banking industry.
The first lecture will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, in Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). It is titled “Measuring Stress in the Banks: What Really is in the Balance Sheets?” The second talk, titled “Bank Failure: Can it be Prevented or Outlawed?,” will be presented at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5, also in Higley Hall Auditorium. Both lectures are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be available.
Todd, an attorney and economic consultant, is a research fellow and instructor at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Mass., and has served the director of its summer fellowship program. He served as assistant general counsel and research officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (1985-1994), and also served as an attorney in the legal department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1974-1985, where he was an assistant counsel after 1980.
Todd’s areas of specialization included the legal aspects of discount window and emergency lending, bankers’ acceptances, letters of credit, and foreign exchange. In 1981, he was a member of the United States negotiating teams that obtained the release of 52 United States hostages from Iran and established a plan for an international tribunal at the Hague, Netherlands, for the adjudication of claims against Iran.
The author of “Progress and Property Rights: From the Greeks to Magna Carta to the Constitution,” Todd also has published extensively on banking, central banking, and monetary topics, especially those related to international debt, the International Monetary Fund and the regulation of the banking system and financial markets.
Todd holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, an M.A. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. degree in French from Columbia University. He earned his J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law in 1974.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — CANCELED: Two Economics Lectures: “Measuring Stress in the Banks: What Really is in the Balance Sheets?,” at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, in Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road); and “Bank Failure: Can it be Prevented or Outlawed?,” at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, in Higley Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fadhel Kaboub at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-587-6315, or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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