Penn Panel to Discuss Sustainable Public Finance Options

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 6, 2011


WHAT:       “Sustainable Public Finance," a panel discussion featuring experts on public pensions, state and local governance and urban economics, will examine how high unemployment, low economic growth and declining property values have dealt a blow to state and municipal governments’ tax revenues.


Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Institute for Urban Research, in partnership with Penn’s Fels Institute of Government, the panel will discuss how governments can deal with this short-term budget crisis while achieving long-term fiscal responsibility.


PANEL:      Jack Dorer, managing director of public finance, Moody's Investors Service

Robert Inman, professor of finance, Penn’s Wharton School

Olivia Mitchell, professor of insurance and risk management, Wharton School

Moderator: Nora Fitzpatrick, regional and community outreach specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York


WHERE:     Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room F55, 3730 Walnut St., Philadelphia  


WHEN:       4:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12


DETAILS:  This event is free and open to the public.  


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