Alumni Programs

Meet Thomas Herndon ’07: The Greener Who Shook the Global Austerity Movement

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room:
SEM II A-3107

Session Description: Please join us for a conversation and Q&A with Thomas Herndon '07, the Greener who shook the global austerity movement. You'll have a chance to hear about the project he initiated at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst that eventually debunked the now infamous Reinhart & Rogoff study, which had claimed that growth slows precipitously when a country's debt rises above 90% of GDP. In case you missed it, go ahead and take a look at his appearance on The Colbert Report.

Participant Biographies:

Thomas Herndon

Thomas Herndon '07: Thomas is a doctoral student in Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and attended Evergreen from 2003-2007. His research interests are political economy, financial crises, and inequality.

Andrew Reece

Andrew Reece: Andrew has been a faculty member since 2003, having been hired to a position in Classical Studies. He teaches programs with an emphasis on literature, philosophy, and art history.  Currently he's serving his first year as an Academic Dean for Curriculum. Thomas completed Andrew and Nancy's program  "Illustrations of Character" in spring 2004, a program now in its third run.

Nancy Koppelman

Nancy Koppelman '88: Nancy holds a B.A. from Evergreen, an M.A. in History from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Emory University. She has been teaching at Evergreen since 1996.


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