Prominent economist to deliver lecture

Posted: January 12, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets
Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Photo courtesy of Benjamin Tal

University of Regina students will have the opportunity to get up close with a well-known Canadian economist Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets.

Tal’s views on the economy are regularly sought after by media in Canada and the United States. On January 13 he brings his expertise to students at Dr. Nilgün Önder’s Global Governance: International Organizations class.

The presentation is also open to the public. Tal will focus on economic conditions following the financial crisis of 2008.

“The main focus will be on the post-recession economy, how it is different, and what the new normal is,” says Tal. “The economy that is emerging from the great recession is a different economy with different rules. Understanding those rules is essential for succeeding.”

For the students, this will be an opportunity to hear from a distinguished economist on a topic that relates to their studies.

“The class will study international economic organizations and how they responded to the 2008 financial crisis and how they are dealing with the continuing post-crisis international economic problems,” says Dr. Önder, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies.

Tal is speaking on January 13 at the Language Institute, Rm 215, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and will allow time for questions from the audience.  

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