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AU Experts: The Economy

Economic Crisis

The U.S. economy appears to be recovering, but global economic issues continue to threaten economic stability. American University experts are available to comment on the global economy, financial regulation, and what the economic crisis could mean for small businesses, average Americans, and the U.S. and global economy.

To arrange an interview with these and other American University financial experts, contact University Communications at 202-885-5950 or email

Robert Blecker

Robert Blecker, professor of economics

Department Chair and Professor of Economics

Can discuss: International trade; balance of payments, exchange rates, and the U.S. trade deficit; macroeconomics; U.S. steel industry; global finance

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David Kautter

David Kautter

Managing Director, Kogod Tax Center

Can discuss Tax policy; corporate tax reform; impact of tax structure on small businesses and the middle class

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Don Williamson

Don Williamson, Director of the Kogod Tax Center

Director, M.S. in Taxation program

Can discuss: Taxation: federal income, estate and gift, corporate and partnership; tax accounting and procedures; income tax credits; international tax issues

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Arturo Porzecanski

Arturo Porzecanski, distinguished economist in residence

Distinguished Economist in Residence

Can discuss: international economics, international finance, emerging markets, Latin American economics

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Robert Lerman

Robert Lerman, professor of economics

Professor of Economics

Can discuss: impacts of welfare programs and reforms; how education, employment, and family work together to affect economic well-being; economic effects of marriage

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Richard Linowes

Professor Richard Linowes

Assistant Professor of Management

Can discuss: strategic thinking for international business; globalization, management in emerging market countries, cultural impacts of economic development

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