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U of M’s Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute presents ‘Globalization: The Promise and The Challenge’ on Apr. 10

Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo to discuss global economic issues

Contacts: Jeff Falk, University News Service, jfalk@umn.edu, (612) 626-1720

March 1, 2012

The University of Minnesota Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute (HHEI) will present “Globalization: The Promise & Challenge” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 10, in Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 Fourth St. S., Minneapolis.

The event will feature two keynote speakers: Ernesto Zedillo, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and former president of Mexico, and Timothy Kehoe, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and adviser to the Federal Bank of Minneapolis.

Each speaker will present, followed by a Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. Please register at hhei.umn.edu to attend.

This event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute.

About the speakers
Kehoe is currently a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. His research and teaching focus on the theory and application of general equilibrium models. Kehoe has also advised the Spanish government on the impact of joining the European Community in 1986, the Mexican government on the impact of joining NAFTA in 1994 and the Panamanian government on the impact of unilateral foreign trade and investment reforms in 1998. More information about Kehoe is available at: hhei.umn.edu/profile.php?UID=tkehoe.

Zedillo is currently the director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and served as president of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. Since his presidency, Zedillo has been a leading voice on globalization and its impact on relations between developed and developing countries. More information about Zedillo is available at: www.ycsg.yale.edu/center/zedillo.html.

About the U of M Department of Economics and HHEI

Launched in late 2010, HHEI is a global initiative in the U of M College of Liberal Arts’ Department of Economics, created to inform and influence public policy by supporting and promoting frontier economic research and by communicating its findings to leading academics, policymakers and business executives around the world.


The institute is named after Walter Heller and Leo Hurwicz, world-leading economics scholars who were faculty members at the University of Minnesota from the early 1950s through the 1980s.


For more information about HHEI, Heller and Hurwicz, visit http://hhei.umn.edu.

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