Financial Crisis Discussion – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Financial Crisis Discussion

Joseph Carson P’13, P’15, director of global economic research at AllianceBernstein L.P., will deliver an on-campus talk titled “Business Cycles, Monetary Policy and the Causes of the Great Financial Crisis” on Wednesday, April 9. The lecture, which will take place in the Vandervort Room, will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

This financially-minded lecture will allow students and community members the opportunity to discuss recent changes in the financial markets and global economy. Students of all majors are invited to attend the informative event.

Carson has been a member of AllianceBernstein since 2001, and he currently oversees the economic analysis team for AllianceBernstein Fixed Income. Stationed in New York City, he has primary responsibility for the economic and interest-rate analysis of the United States. AllianceBernstein is a United States-based money manager with many clients across the country.

Previously, Carson was chief economist of the Americas for UBS Warburg, where he was primarily responsible for forecasting the U.S. economy and interest rates. From 1996 to 1999, he was chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank. While there, Carson was named to the Institutional Investor All-Star Team for Fixed Income. He holds both a B.A. and an M.A. from Youngstown State University and has completed Ph.D. coursework at George Washington University.

As an economist, Carson has also contributed to publications such as The Washington Times and Financial Post. He has lectured on the underlying strength of the United States economy, citing the nation’s abundant natural resources as factors in continuing economic growth. His work has focused on the research of the economy’s improvement since the financial crisis that began in 2008.

Carson’s visit to campus is sponsored by the Economics Department, Public Policy  ProgramDepartment of Political Science, and the Provost Office. Further information regarding the lecture can be obtained by emailing Assistant Professor of Economics Felipe Rezende at