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Economics lecture focuses of rural prosperity

Jan. 5, 2005

KALAMAZOO--The Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series at Western Michigan University continues its focus on regional economic issues with a 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, address that poses the question "Rural Prosperity in the U.S.: Where Does It Exist and What Can Government Do?"

The free, public lecture is in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall. The guest speaker is Dr. Andrew Isserman, professor of urban and regional planning and agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois. Isserman's research focuses on policy issues related to economic and demographic change, such as casino gambling, federal rural development programs, highway investment, military base closings and nuclear site conversions.

For more information, contact Dr. Bassam Harik, chair of the Department of Economics, at (269) 387-5535 or <bassam.harik@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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