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Annual Alkire Lecture in International Business & Economics, April 23


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.

An 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.

Farrell 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.

The 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.

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