Harvard scholar discusses economic inequality

For Immediate Release:  March 30, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— Economics scholar N. Gregory Mankiw, who was appointed chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers by former President George W. Bush, will come to Bloomsburg University on Thursday, April 14, as a guest speaker for the Department of Economics.

Mankiw will discuss “The Rise in Economic Inequality: Causes and Cures” in his lecture at 2 p.m. in Haas Center of the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Admission for the lecture is free and open to the public.

A professor of economics at Harvard University, Mankiw teaches macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and principles of economics. In addition to serving as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, he was a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and member of the Educational Testing Service’s test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics.

Along with his two textbooks, “Principles of Economics,” which sold more than 1 million copies in 20 languages, and “Macroeconomics,” Mankiw has published articles in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and public forums, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Fortune.

Mankiw received his Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1980 at Princeton University and earned his doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.