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KU announces lecture, book-signing

April 12, 2007

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William Barnett, Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics at Kansas University, will present a public lecture and discussion April 24 at Alderson Auditorium.

The 7:30 p.m. presentation will be moderated by Kansas Public Radio broadcaster Kaye McIntyre and will be simulcast to the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park-Regnier Hall, Room 165. The focus of the program will be the recent book Barnett co-edited with Nobel Laureate Paul Samuelson, professor emeritus of economics and Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A book-signing will follow the Alderson presentation in the Traditions Lounge of the Kansas Union lobby. Samuelson will not be in attendance at the event but has provided signed book plates for the book-signing.

The event, sponsored by Oread Books, is free, and the public is invited.

"Inside the Economist's Mind: Conversations with Eminent Economists" is a collection of 16 interviews with premier economists, including eight recipients of the Nobel Prize, conducted by their colleagues and friends in the field. Based on an ambitious and long-running project initiated by William Barnett as editor of the journal Macroeconomic Dynamics, the book includes an essay by prominent economic historian E. Roy Weintraub, and 75 black-and-white photos.

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