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Debt Ceiling Deadline: Johns Hopkins University Sources Available

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF NEWS AND INFORMATION
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July 27, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

TO:                 Reporters and editors covering the economy

FROM:           Amy Lunday / 443-287-9960 / acl@jhu.edu, or Patrick Ercolano / (410) 234-9296 / pae@jhu.edu

RE:                 Debt Ceiling Deadline: Johns Hopkins University Sources Available

Several scholars at The Johns Hopkins University are available to help reporters with stories about the federal debt ceiling, including whether it should be raised by the deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 2, and the effect that either raising or lowering the debt limit will have on world affairs.

Laurence Ball conducts research on fiscal and monetary policy and has consulted for the Federal Reserve Board and the  International Monetary Fund. Contact Amy Lunday, acl@jhu.edu.

Roger Staiger is an adjunct professor in the areas of real estate and finance at the Carey Business School. His areas of expertise include commercial and residential real estate portfolio investing, corporate business and strategic planning, forecasting, valuation, financial modeling, asset repositioning and risk mitigation through financial hedging for physical assets. Contact Patrick Ercolano, pae@jhu.edu.

Xian Sun is a professor of finance at the Carey Business School, with expertise in corporate finance and financial institutions. Before joining the school’s full-time faculty, she was a senior financial economist in the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury. Sun supplied federal examiners with detailed assessments of the ways in which institutions such as the Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi, Wachovia, and Trustmark managed market risk around the time of the 2008 financial crisis. Contact Patrick Ercolano, pae@jhu.edu.

Jonathan Wright is a professor in the Department of Economics in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. He specializes in econometrics, empirical macroeconomics and finance. Prior to joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008, Wright worked for nine years at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington. Contact Amy Lunday, acl@jhu.edu.

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