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July 9, 2009
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Rensselaer Professor and Renowned Economist to Present Lecture on
“The State of the Economy”

HARTFORD, CONN James P. Stodder, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and frequent source for economic expertise, will present a lecture entitled, “The State of the Economy: When Life Gives You Lemons…,” as part of Rensselaer’s Breakfast Lecture Series.

DATE: Friday, July 24, 2009

TIME: 7:30 - 9 a.m. (presentation 8-9 a.m.)

LOCATION: Rensselaer Hartford Campus, 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, Connecticut

ADMISSION: $15 includes continental breakfast during the networking session from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Please register to reserve a seat in Seminar Hall.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS: FREE parking is available on site. For directions to the campus, please see: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/directions.html.

TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: Additional information and online registration is available at: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/forms/outreach/breakfast.html.

ABOUT THE LECTURE: Join us for this engaging and informative presentation about the part the United States plays in this economic recession. While the crisis has a large “Made in the U.S.A.” label, the world is still counting on the U.S. to find a solution. Major opportunities are being created with an unprecedented financial stimulus and infrastructure plans in China and the U.S. These reforms will not only change government, but they will also foster new technologies and new businesses in health care, insurance, and energy intensive industries. Professor Stodder will share his perspective and insights from his experience abroad teaching in Shanghai, China in the Rensselaer International Scholars Program.

Dr. Stodder’s areas of expertise include corporate and public finance, monetary economics, and the economics of developing and transitional countries. Much of his research is in problems of growth and inequality, corruption and public services, and the growth of virtual and parallel currencies.

MEDIA NOTE:
For more information about Dr. Stodder, visit his Web site at: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/~stodder. Professor Stodder is available for interviews. Please contact the Office of Communications at Rensselaer’s Hartford Campus to schedule a time.

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