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Economist Barry Asmus to Speak at Deeds Symposium


Posted 04/14/2009
Submitted by Meagan Fazio
Category: Campus Announcements

Barry Asmus
Barry Asmus

Barry Asmus, senior economist for the National Center for Policy Analysis, will discuss issues affecting free market principles in the current economic climate during the University's annual Deeds Symposium.

The event will take place on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, please call the University Box Office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587.

Asmus was named by USA Today as one of the five most-requested speakers in the United States. Based on durable, free-market economic principles, his presentations analyze the current issues of the digital economy to help decision makers formulate informed and effective choices in a global, e-commerce world. His commentaries are laced with humor, enthusiasm, and solid business practices.

Asmus has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee regarding the income tax system; was a featured speaker in a privatizing Social Security conference for Western European leaders; and has addressed the faculty for the Young Presidents Organization in Cape Town, South Africa.

He is the author of nine books, including CrossRoads: The Great American Experiment, which was nominated for an H.L. Mencken Award and has been used in hundreds of university classrooms for the study of international trade and comparative economics.

Asmus's latest book, Bulls Don't Blush, Bears Don't Die, provides an insightful summary of today's economy, the problems facing it, and possible solutions. The Deeds Symposium was created in 1982 at the University of Hartford to provide a forum for the discussion of free market principles. Program speakers are internationally known participants in the continuing discussion of free enterprise and government.

Barry Asmus
Barry Asmus