Who: Economics professor William T.
What: “THE AMERICAN
YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW”
Where:room 107 C in
the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield
When:Tuesday January 26th
Cost: This is a free public
meeting in which all
inventors, tinkerers and “would-be” inventors are welcome.
is pleased to announce Professor William Alpert as its guest speaker
for its January 26, 2010 meeting. Mr. Alpert is an associate
professor of economics at UCONN, a writer whose work has been cited
Washington Post, The
New York Times,
Journal concerning a wide variety of economic issues, a business
manager, a guest speaker for numerous business events and has made
television appearances including the Today Show on various economics
topics. Bill will discuss "The American Economy -- Yesterday,
Today and Tomorrow". He will review how the American Economy
arrived at its current state today, offer his best estimates as to
where the American Economy is presently, and then advance his views
to address what the likely course of the economy will be going
is a timely topic for IACT’s first meeting of the New Year.
Alpert joined the Economics Faculty of the University of Connecticut in
the fall of 1983 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Economics
(with tenure) in 1987. He is also managing partner of FIDES,
Philanthropic Management and Advisory Services, LLC, a firm which he
co-founded in 1997. In 1987 he began service with the William H.
Donner Foundation as Senior Program Officer and served in that capacity
until being named Special Advisor to the Foundation to oversee a major
transformation in governance and grantmaking at the Foundation in
widely in his field of labor economics, and his research has received
attention both among academics and in the public policy arena. He has,
for example, been called upon to discuss his research on family and
medical leave on the Today Show and several other television programs.
His work has also been cited in many major publications including The
Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is
widely consulted by both print and broadcast journalists on a wide
variety of economic questions. He also is Executive Director of
the Connecticut Council on Economic Education and Director of the
Center for Economic Education at the University of Connecticut.
He serves on several not-for-profit boards of directors usually as
Prior to his
appointment at the University of Connecticut Mr. Alpert taught at
Lehigh University (1981-83), Washington University, St. Louis,
(1977-81), and Columbia University (1973-77). He has directed a
successful academic center and developed several university programs.
served as associate producer of several television programs, including
Firing Line. He has testified before legislative bodies at the state
and local levels, was a founding member and, second chairman of the
Water Pollution Control Authority in Bridgeport, CT and is currently a
member of the CT State Advisory Commission to the U.S. Commission on
Civil Rights. Mr. Alpert earned his Ph.D. M. Phil. and MA degrees
in Economics from Columbia University and his AB from Lehigh
Some of his past publications are listed here: http://www.econ.uconn.edu/Faculty/alpert/alpert.htm
Slide Presentation here
Photos of Presentation here