Renowned economist Christina D. Romer (photo courtesy of UH Manoa)

Christina D. Romer—former first chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, a New York Times columnist and professor at UC Berkeley—has been named the 2012 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals. She will give a free public presentation on Tuesday, October 30, 7 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Orvis Auditorium.

Fundamental economic questions have dominated the presidential election and as a prominent economist, Romer will shed light on policy choices that the winner of the presidential election will face, and offer her own evidence-based recommendations to rebuild the American economy.

Romer is an expert on macroeconomic volatility and the causes of the Great Depression. The recipient of numerous awards, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Doors to the October 30 presentation at Orvis Auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. On-campus parking is available for $6.

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