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Swanson to present on oil prices and the macroeconomy

10/24/2012 —

Charles Swanson, Ph.D., professor of economics and finance at Temple University, will be the featured speaker for the final fall Faculty Lecture Series at 1 p.m., Nov. 16, in room 302 at the campus in Center Valley. Swanson will discuss "Oil Prices and the Macroeconomy since 1960." This event is free and open to the public.

The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 was an attempt to restrain the production and burning of fossil fuels to help reduce global warming. Swanson’s lecture explores the surprising impact of this protocol on the oil markets and the economy and how it can explain, in part, some of the gyrations in the world economy from 1998 to 2011.

Swanson is a tenured professor at Temple University in the Department of Economics and Finance.

The Faculty Lecture Series is supported by the student activity fee in cooperation with Alumni and Corporate Relations, Teaching International, and the Penn State Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium.

For more information, call 610-285-5000.

Media inquiries can be directed to Allison Goodin, 610-285-5067 or aag18@psu.edu.

 

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