Hamline University School of Business invites the public to the
annual Alkire Symposium on International Business and Economics, which this
year features economics editor and online columnist for American Public Media’s
Marketplace Money, Chris Farrell.
Farrell’s talk, entitled "The Good Curve: How Boomers Are
Changing the Way We Think About Work, the Economy and the Good Life," will
be held on Monday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. in Sundin Music Hall, located at 1531
Hewitt Avenue, on Hamline’s Saint Paul campus.
award-winning journalist, Farrell is an economics correspondent for Marketplace
Morning Report. He is a regular columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Kiplinger’s,
Next Avenue, and Minneapolis Star Tribune. Farrell has written for a number of other
media outlets. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities on economics
and personal finance.
was economics 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 host and
executive editor of Right on the Money, a nationally syndicated personal
finance series produced by Twin Cities Public Television. He 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). He is
a graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics.
Howard and Darrel Alkire Symposium on International Business and Economics was created to promote discussion
about international business and economic issues among policy makers, business
and corporate leaders, and the academic community. The late Howard Alkire
founded the Country Club Markets and was long-time 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.
online for more information on this lecture and the Alkire Symposium