[VFN] Public Lecture Andrei Shleifer Oct. 17
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The GUTMANN CENTER FOR PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
at the University of Vienna
is pleased to announce the following
Date: October 17th (Friday), 11.00 a.m.
Location: Bank Gutmann AG, Schwarzenbergplatz 16, 1010 Wien
Speaker: Andrei SHLEIFER, Harvard University
The Whipple V.N. Jones Professor of Economics at Harvard University,
Andrei Shleifer holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a Ph.D.
from MIT. Before coming to Harvard in 1991, he has taught at Princeton
and the Chicago Business School. Shleifer has worked in the areas of
comparative corporate governance, law and finance, behavioral finance,
as well as institutional economics. He has published four books,
including The Grabbing Hand (with Robert Vishny), and Inefficient
Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance, as well as over a
hundred articles. Shleifer has served as the Editor of the Quarterly
Journal of Economics between 1989 and 1999, and as an Associate Editor
of both the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics.
He is currently the Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives and
an Advisory Editor of the JFE. Shleifer is a fellow of the Econometric
Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999,
Shleifer won the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic
Title: "A Normal Country"
"During the 1990s, Russia underwent an extraordinary transformation from
a communist dictatorship to a multi-party democracy, from a centrally
planned economy to a market economy, and from a belligerent adversary of
the West to a cooperative partner. Yet a consensus in the US circa 2000
viewed Russia as a disastrous and threatening failure, and the 1990s as
a decade of catastrophe for its citizens. Analyzing a variety of
economic and political data, we demonstrate a large gap between this
perception and the facts. In contrast to the common image, by the late
1990s Russia had become a typical middle-income capitalist democracy."
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Please register - Contact:
Brigitte Juchelka, Bank Gutmann AG
Gutmann Center for Portfolio Management