January 18, 88

Vol. 03 , No. 05   


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Who's Going to Win in '88: Will Economics Decide the Election?
GORDON BJORK
ROSS ECKERT
ROD SMITH
DICK SWEENEY
TOM WILLETT
JOHN J. PITNEY JR., moderator
FEBRUARY 18, 1988

Which economic issues will make a difference in this year's primaries and general election? Which candidates are talking economic sense, and which ones aren't? Whose campaigns are sleepers that may sneak up on the candidates? Do voters really care about economic issues? These are some of the issues that, six Phi Betta Kappa faculty members will tackle in this panel discussion that falls after the New Hampshire primary and before the South's "Super Tuesday." The topic is hot, and so are the panel members: Gordon Bjork, Ross Eckert, Rod Smith, Dick Sweeney, and Tom Willett, all from the CMC economics department. The audience is also invited to comment and respond. To hold the economists and the audience in line, Jack Pitney from CMC's government department will moderate as well as give a wrap-up of the issues and the views.

A wine and cheese reception will be served at 5:30 p.m., with dinner starting, at 6:00 p.m. The discussion will be held following dinner.