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Released March 21, 2005


Hattiesburg- Noted international economist and university professor Mordechai E. Kreinin will discuss global economics and the trade deficit during two presentations in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi Wednesday, March 23.

Kreinin will speak on "Global Economic Imbalances" at 10 a.m. in Joseph Greene Hall, Room 116. He also will conduct a seminar for faculty and graduate students on "The U.S. Trade Deficit: The Surge in U.S. Imports," at 2 p.m. in Joseph Greene Hall, Room 303. Both presentations are open to the public.

Kreinin, a university distinguished professor of economics at Michigan State University, is the author of more than 200 articles and nine books on economics, including the widely used text International Economics, and is a consultant to numerous national and international organizations in both the public and private sectors.

"We are fortunate to have a person of Kreinin's caliber at Southern Miss. He is a world-renowned economist and a dynamic speaker who has an incredible breadth of knowledge and expertise on international economics and finance," said Dr. Farhang Niroomand, associate dean of the College of Business.

Kreinin has been visiting professor at 10 universities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia and has also lectured to both professional economists and general audiences in the United States and many foreign countries, including 15 around-the-world or regional lecture tours.

He also has served as president of the International Trade and Finance Association and is listed in (Marquis) Who's Who in the World among many other activities and awards.

Kreinin is this month's featured speaker for the Issues + Answers Public Lecture Series hosted by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast campus. That presentation is set for Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the AEC Auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

For more information about the presentations, contact the College of Business at (601) 266-4659.


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