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Economics and global justice is focus of lecture

March 18, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Economics and global justice will intersect Wednesday, March 26, during a presentation at Western Michigan University offered through the Werner Sichel Economics Lecture-Seminar Series.

Dr. Joseph P. Joyce, professor of economics at Wellesley College, will speak from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall. His talk is titled "Global Justice: An Economist's Perspective."

Joyce joined Wellesley's faculty in 1981 and teaches courses in globalization and macroeconomic theory. He served as chair of the economics department from 1994-98 and as director of the Social Sciences Summer Research Program, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

He earned a bachelor's degree in international affairs at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and master's and doctoral degrees at Boston University. He has held visiting positions at the Brookings Institution, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Harvard's Center for International Affairs and the International Monetary Fund.

Joyce has published articles in major journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance, Review of International Economics, Economics and Politics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economics Letters, World Development, Review of World Economics, Journal of Development Studies, International Economic Journal and Global Governance. He is currently working on a book on the IMF for Cambridge University Press.

Joyce is among six leading economists exploring the impact of globalization during the 44th annual speaker series, which is named for longtime WMU economics professor, Dr. Werner Sichel. Presented by the Department of Economics, the series is co-sponsored by the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

For more information, call the WMU Department of Economics at (269) 387-5535.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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