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Shreveport Native to Speak at LSU Shreveport

March 23, 2012

The LSU Shreveport School of Business will host Michael C. Burda, Ph.D., Shreveport native and current professor of economics at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Burda will give a one-hour presentation on Monday, April 9 at 11 a.m. in the Business Building room 104. The presentation is entitled, "The Euro Sovereign Debt Crisis: How did they get into the mess? How can they get out?" The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Burda will give his macroeconomic assessment of the global economic crisis, including the Euro sovereign debt crisis, its origins, diagnosis, and prognosis. He will also discuss the implications of the European fiscal crisis for the United States and the world economy.

Dr. Burda is a graduate of Jesuit High School and received a Ph.D. degree in economics from Harvard University in 1987. He has been at Humboldt University since 1993, after teaching at INSEAD, the business school in Fontainebleau, France. Burda was a visiting professor at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley; a guest instructor in the Advanced Studies program at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy; and teaches in the MBA program at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. He has authored a leading textbook on macroeconomics which has now been translated into 13 languages, as well as dozens of academic articles.

For more information, contact Sibylle Mabry at (318) 797-5055.


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