Former World Bank economist David Tarr '65 to discuss 2008 financial crisis in talk at Rowan

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David G. Tarr, former lead economist with The World Bank, will discuss “The Financial Crisis of 2008 and What We Have/Have Not Learned From It” during a presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 10:50 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center at Rowan University.

David G. Tarr, former lead economist with The World Bank, will discuss “The Financial Crisis of 2008 and What We Have/Have Not Learned From It” during a presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 10:50 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center at Rowan University.

Tarr, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Glassboro State College (now Rowan) in 1965, has worked in 30 countries providing advice on a wide range of trade policy issues. He is the author of more than 60 refereed journal articles and has written or edited 14 books or monographs, as well as more than 100 other professional papers.

His journal articles have appeared in journals such as Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. One of the leading experts in computable general equilibrium economic modeling, Tarr currently is producing a two-volume set of his own collected publications for World Scientific Publishers. He also is writing the Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan for 2013-2017 for the 10-country Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation.

Tarr has ongoing projects on trade and the environment in Russia, regional integration agreements in East and Southern Africa, WTO accession in Belarus, and trade policy options for Ukraine.

He previously served as a senior economist for the Bureau of Economics for the Federal Trade Commission. Tarr was nominated for the Russian National Prize in Applied Economics in 2012 and, in 2003, he was named a Global Trade Analysis Project research fellow “for his role in advancing economy-wide analysis of trade policies in developing countries.”

Tarr earned his master’s degree from Ohio University in 1967 and his doctorate from Brown University in 1970.

His appearance at Rowan kicks off the College of Humanities & Social Sciences’ Speakers Series this year. Tarr’s talk is free and open to the public.

For information, call 856-256-5840.

 

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