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Leading economist to speak on income inequality

N. Gregory Mankiw, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush, will give a lecture titled "Income Inequality: Facts, Hypotheses and Policy Prescriptions" at 3 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Emory University's White Hall, room 208.

Mankiw is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics and chairman of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. A prolific writer, he is the author of two popular undergraduate textbooks in economics, "Macroeconomics" and "Principles of Economics."

He also writes "Greg Mankiw's Blog: Random Observations for Students of Economics" and is among the most cited economists in the world. His articles have appeared in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and Quarterly Journal of Economics, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Fortune.

In addition to his teaching, research and writing, Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. He served as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2003 to 2005.

His talk is sponsored by Emory's Department of Economics and Cengage Learning, a publisher of textbooks. To attend, please RSVP no later than Tuesday, March 24, to Stephanie Gray at This event was originally planned for Feb. 25 and rescheduled.

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