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View Video of Business College Economic Crisis Faculty Forum

Five of Old Dominion University's top economics experts from the business faculty participated in a panel discussion on the current economic crisis. The forum, "Explaining the Economic Crisis: An Evening with ODU's B-School Faculty," was held Wednesday, Oct. 22.

A complete video of the forum is below.

Nancy Bagranoff, dean of the ODU College of Business and Public Administration, moderated the discussion. The forum panel members were: Larry Filer, associate professor of economics, Sylvia Hudgins, professor of finance, Mike Stein, associate professor of accounting, and Gilbert Yochum, professor of economics.

The forum covered a variety of topics related to the current economic crisis, including:

1) How did we get into this mess?

2) What's been the role of the Federal Reserve in getting us into and out of this mess?

3) Mark to market accounting - what is it and is it good or bad?

4) Why did we need a bailout/rescue?

5) Why did Wachovia fail?

6) How much are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to blame?

7) What does a tight credit market mean to you?

8) Was short selling a culprit?

This article was posted on: October 27, 2008

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