Dordt College News

World economics topic of guest speaker at Dordt

October 22, 2009


Ed Lotterman, economist and writer of the Real World Economics newspaper column, will present two lectures at Dordt College on Nov. 5 and 6 in the science building lecture hall SB-101.

“The Financial Debacle of 2007-201?” is his topic on Thursday night at 7 p.m., when he will discuss “How did we get into this mess and how may we get out of it?”

His topic on Friday at 11 a.m. will be, “Is it too late? National Savings Rates and the Baby-Boom Retirement.”

Lotterman is a former faculty member at Dordt who taught economics and farm management. He grew up on a farm in Southwest Minnesota, and has an M.S. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Minnesota. He taught at the Universidad Nacional Agraria in Peru before coming to Dordt College, and later accepted a position as a research fellow in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Since then he has taught part-time at several colleges in the Minneapolis area. He currently has a full-time appointment at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Lotterman worked as a regional economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from 1992 through 1999, conducting quarterly surveys of Agricultural Credit Conditions. He left the Federal Reserve to pursue a career as a columnist.

This guest appearance is sponsored the Dordt College Agriculture Department in coordination with Dordt’s Ag Club, Future Business Executives, and the Defender Capital Management Club. The public is welcome to attend.

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