Denison Alumnus Returns to Present Convocation on Economics
Posted: March 25, 2005
The Denison University Provost Alumni Scholar Series is sponsoring an all-campus convocation featuring Denison alumnus Douglas Holtz-Eakin, speaking on "Fiscal Agenda for a New Congress" at 7:30 p.m., Monday (April 4) in Slayter Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
A 1980 graduate in economics and mathematics, Holtz-Eakin is the sixth director of the Congressional Budget Office, where he was appointed for a four-year term in 2003. He previously served as chief economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors, where he also served as senior staff economist in 1989 and 1990. Holtz-Eakin is Trustee Professor of Economics at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, where he has been chairman of the economics department and associate director of the Center for Policy Research.
He also has served as editor of theNational Tax Journal,associate editor of theJournal of Human Resources,and as a member of the editorial boards forPublic Budgeting & Finance, Economics and Politics, Journal of Sports Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics,andPublic Works Management and Policy.In addition, he has a long-standing and broad interest in the economics of public policy and has studied the role of federal taxes in home ownership and the contribution of inventories to the business cycle.
Holtz-Eakin's recent research has centered on the economics of fundamental tax reform, productivity effects of public infrastructure, income mobility in the United States, and the role of families, capital markets, health insurance and tax policy in the start-up and survival of entrepreneurial ventures.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville - Denison alumnus Douglas Holtz-Eakin will be returning to campus for a convocation entitled "Fiscal Agenda for a New Congress"; 7:30 p.m., Monday (April 4) in Slayter Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Please call (740) 587-6473 to confirm information.
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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