Kenneth Kletzer: National Public Debts, Optimal Taxation and Fiscal Insurance in a Monetary Union with Moral Hazard
– 6:00 PM
Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Nixon Lounge
The Economics Department is pleased to welcome Kenneth Kletzer from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Kletzer's primary area of research is international economics. Most of his research concerns the consequences of international financial market integration for welfare, growth and national policy autonomy. He also worked on many topics on open economy fiscal policy and in international trade. Recent research topics includes financial crises, sovereignty and international financial flows and the fiscal implications of economic integration. Professor Kletzer was a member of the economics faculty of Yale University before coming to UCSC in 1992. He was recently a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley and taught at the University of Bonn. Professor Kletzer has been a visiting scholar at a number of institutions, including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Economic Policy Research Unit of Denmark. He has a particular interest in South Asia and currently serves as a Visiting Professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations. Professor Kletzer has also served as a Fulbright Fellow in South America. He is an associate editor of the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics.
DamNation Film Screening
– 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning rounds, after decades without access. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Watch the trailer:
Open to the public free of charge. Sponsored by the Economics Department and the Environmental Studies Program.