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The 2014-2015 Sichel Lecture Series brings to WMU campus six distinguished economists whose presenta-tions will discuss the lessons from the Great Recession. This year’s Sichel Lecture Series is directed by Professor Eskander Alvi and is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sci-ences and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Speakers: Laurence Ball "Can We Reverse the Damage from the Great Recession?", Gary Burtless "Lessons of the Great Recession for Economic Policymaking", Donald Kohn "Central Banking in the Great Recession", Kathryn Dominguez "International Dimensions of the Great Reces-sion and the Weak Recovery.", Barry Eichengreen "Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses -- of History", Till von Wachter "Cleansing Effects from the Great Recession".

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