"The World Economic Crisis & the U.S." - Roundtable with Richard Mancke

The World Economic Crisis and the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Scenarios for the Future

An Afternoon Roundtable with Professor Richard Mancke*
Friday, January 22nd 2010, 1-4 PM  
American Studies Seminar Room (GWZ 2516)
Please rsvp by 5 pm on Thursday, January 21st at asl-events@uni-leipzig.de**
* Professor Richard Mancke is an economist specializing in industrial organization. After receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT, he held full-time professorial positions at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, the University of Michigan Economics Department and Law School, and Tufts University’s Fletcher School (where he also served as Academic Dean and Dean ad Interim). Prof. Mancke moved to Germany in 1999 and joined the faculty of the Handelshochschule Leipzig in 2000 where, until two years ago, he also served as Academic Director of MBA Programs.
Coinciding with his academic appointments, Mancke has also served as Staff Economist of the President’s Cabinet Task Force on Oil Import Controls, testified several times about US energy policy before Congressional Committees and consulted as an economics expert for several US government agencies. He has also served as an expert witness for several multinationals, most notably on behalf of IBM in US vs. IBM, the most significant antitrust case of the 1970s and 80s.
** There will be a package of handouts for the roundtable. Students are strongly encouraged to pick up a package and look at the handouts before the event begins. The handouts-package will be available in the secretariat as of Monday, 18 January (at noon). You can also download the presentation handouts and selected background readings below.