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Kennedy School of Government's Jeffrey Frankel examines recent American economic policy on Monday, March 29

Title:             "American Economic Policy in the 1990s, and Lessons for This Decade"

What:             A lecture on recent U.S. economic policy will continue Reed College's ongoing public policy lecture series.

Who:             Jeffrey Frankel is the James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at the Kennedy School of Government, and past member of the President's Council on Economic Advisors.

When:             7 p.m., Monday, March 29

Location:       Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.

Cost:               The lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact:          For more information, the public is asked to call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755 or visit

Jeffrey Frankel is James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth. He directs the National Bureau of Economic Research program in International Finance and Macroeconomics, and is a member of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which in 2001 officially declared the United States in recession. He came to Harvard in 1999 from the Council of Economic Advisers, to which President Clinton appointed him in 1996. His responsibilities on the Council included international economics, macroeconomics, and the environment.

Before moving east, he had been professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Past appointments include the Brookings Institution, Federal Reserve Board, Institute for International Economics, International Monetary Fund, University of Michigan, and Yale. Research interests include international finance, monetary policy, regional blocs, Asia, and global environmental issues. Recent books include "American Economic Policy in the 1990s" (co-edited, MIT Press, 2002). Born in San Francisco in 1952, he graduated from Swarthmore College in 1974, and received his PhD from MIT in 1978. He is married to Jessica Stern, a terrorism expert.

Reed College's public policy series, "Reflecting on the '90s: Politics and Policy in the New Millennium," is sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund, the Bernard Goldhammer Lecture Fund, and the Reed College political science and economics departments.