• The Howard and Darrel Alkire Symposium on International Business and Economic

    The Good Curve: How Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, the Economy, and the Good Life

    With Chris Farrell, economics editor and online columnist for American Public Media's Marketplace Money.

    Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
    Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University
    1531 Hewitt Ave, Saint Paul

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    Chris FarrellAn award winning journalist, Chris Farrell is economics editor and online columnist for Marketplace Money, a one hour weekly personal finance call-in show produced by American Public Media. Chris also works as economics correspondent for Marketplace Morning Report. He is a regular columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, Kiplinger’s, Next Avenue, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and has written for a number of other media outlets. Chris is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities on economics and personal finance.

    Previously, Chris served as correspondent for American Public Media’s documentary unit, American Radio Works. Among the documentaries he co-produced were Workplace U, After the Projects, Pueblo USA, and Japan’s Pop Power. He was also host and executive editor of Right on the Money, a nationally syndicated personal finance series produced by Twin Cities Public Television, and is the author of three books: The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better (2010); Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall (2004); and Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances (2000). 

    A graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics, Chris lives in Saint Paul.

    The Howard and Darrel Alkire Symposium on International Business and Economics was created to promote discussion about international business and economics issues among policy makers, business and corporate leaders, and the academic community. The late Howard Alkire founded the Country Club Markets and was longtime director and chairman of the executive committee of the Apache Corporation; He had a lifelong interest in international affairs and hoped to leave a legacy to promote awareness of international business and economics with students, faculty, and regional business leaders. In 1991, his wife, Darrel R. Alkire, a life trustee of Hamline University, established the Howard Alkire Chair in International Business and Economics in memory of her husband and to further his goals.

    Fahima AzizFahima Aziz was named the Howard and Darrel Alkire Chair in International Business and Economics and Hamline University in 2000. She is a professor in the department of economics at Hamline; she chaired the department of management and economics (1997-2007) and the environmental studies program (2000-2007). She teaches courses in micro- and macroeconomic theory, statistics, labor economics, managerial economics, financial institutions and markets, international financial management, Alkire internship seminars, and environmental studies. 

    A native of Bangladesh, Aziz’s research interests include the Grameen Bank, micro-credit organizations, poverty and income inequality, gender and race in the labor market, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is especially interested in examining how students learn and the importance of instilling metacognitive skills for enhancing student learning. She has earned many awards, including the Hamline University Burton and Ruth Grimes Outstanding Teaching Award (2001), the John Wesley Trustee Award (2004), Hamline University Student Congress’ Faculty of the Year Award (2005), and Outstanding Faculty Award from College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association (2007). Aziz was awarded the prestigious American Council for Education Fellowship for Leadership in Higher Education for 2007-2008. 

    Aziz earned a BA from Mount Holyoke, an MS from the University of Massachusetts, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota, all in economics.