Descent of Superpowers at IBC Lecture Oct. 17

TAMIU IBC 2007/2008 Keynote
Speaker Series Returns Oct. 17

Politicians, lawyers and the descent of the great superpowers are the topics of the first installment of the Texas A&M International University College of Business Administration Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade Center International Bank of Commerce 2007 Keynote Speaker Series with Dr. Stephen P. Magee, a recognized scholar in the field of economics and finance.

The Series returns to TAMIU on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in Western Hemispheric Trade Center (WHTC), room 111.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Magee, James L. Bayless/Enstar Professor of Finance at the University of Texas at Austin, will present “Politicians vs. Lawyers and the Decline and Fall of the Great Superpowers.”

Magee has published three books and more than 80 academic articles and won three awards in the UT Graduate School of Business for best professor teaching in the first year of the MBA Program and top researcher.

Others have recognized his work too.

In 2003 Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan quoted Magee’s 1969 research explaining the decline the U.S. trade balance for the past 35 years. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said the “Houthakker-Magee trade balance effect is one of the most empirical regularities in all of economics” in 2004 and in 2003 he presented an academic paper on the virtues of capitalist economic development before more than 1,000 international economists in Havana, Cuba.

Magee has been a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago, an associate editor for five academic journals and he also worked on the White House staff, the National Science Foundation Committee for Economics and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Economic Advisory Board. Magee was also co-captain and player on the U.S. National Soccer Championship team for men over 50 and recently for men over 60.

Magee earned his Ph.D. in economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The IBC 2007/2008 Keynote Speaker Series presents practical and targeted lectures imparted by distinguished leaders, recognized experts and outstanding scholars in the trade and business arenas.

The Series brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment and expertise to enhance the academic experience of TAMIU students, faculty and the community.

The next installment in the series is scheduled for Nov. 14 with Gustavo Mohar, Center for Investigation and National Security, México.

For more information, please contact Amy Palacios at the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at 326.2820, visit offices in WHTC 222E, e-mail amy@tamiu.edu or visit freetrade.tamiu.edu

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