WUSTL hosts forum on financing university education

“Financing University Education” is the focus of a free public conference to be held from 6-7:30 p.m. April 14 in the Bryan Cave Moot Court Room of Anheuser Busch Hall.

Because financing a university education in the current economic climate may seem daunting, the conference features advice from a variety of perspectives, including university administrators, economics faculty and investment banking specialists.

David Breneman, Ph.D., the Newton and Rita Myers Professor in Economics of Education at the University of Virginia, will open the event with a keynote speech on “What Colleges Can Learn from Recessions Past.”

The following panel discussion will include input from Sebastian Galiani, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Arts & Sciences; Parul Jain, chief investment strategist, MacroFin Analytics LLC; and James E. McLeod, vice chancellor for students and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

The event, which closes with an audience question-and-answer session, is sponsored by the Department of Economics, the Undergraduate Economics Association and the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, all in Arts & Sciences.

Space is limited and advance registration is requested. Driving directions and a parking pass will be provided on registration.

Please register online at wc.wustl.edu. For more information, contact Melinda Warren at 935-5652.