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Noted economist to speak about "Econometrics and Magical Thinking". Thursday, October 25, 2007

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Paul A. Ruud, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the 2007 Martin H. Crego Lecture at Vassar. Ruud is an expert in econometrics, which is the application of statistics to study economic principles. He will deliver a talk entitled, “Econometrics and Magical Thinking” on Thursday, October 25, at 5:30 pm. This event will take place in the Blodgett Hall Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Ruud earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981, the same year he joined the Berkeley faculty. He is the recipient of two National Science Foundation Grants and has been granted several awards for his work. Ruud has served as director of Berkeley’s Econometrics Laboratory, and is a fellow of the Econometric Society. Ruud is the author of An Introduction to Classical Economic Theory (Oxford University Press, 2000).

The Martin H. Crego Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Economics. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at Vassar should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, October 9, 2007