Coe Thursday Forum explores 2008 financial crisis

Extra: Lonnie Zingula, Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8613 or

2009-09-17 08:31:07 - General

Coe College's Thursday Forum lecture series for adult learners focuses on the 2008 financial crisis in October.

Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics Rick Eichhorn presents "A Tempestuous Season: The 2008 Financial Crisis and its Aftermath" on Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Eichhorn will give a full overview of the crisis, from its origins in the housing market bubble and the bizarre unregulated financial instruments that shook the foundations of the worldwide financial system, to the eventual recovery (we hope).

Eichhorn will discuss the important channels by which financial shocks eventually will, and in fact did, affect spenders in the economy. He will explain financial instruments that, while providing an avenue for rapid economic expansion, make the system inherently unstable. Eicchhorn will provide historic evidence showing how poor regulation eventually leads to crisis.

The lectures are held in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall on the Coe campus. Each session begins with coffee and pastries from 8:45-9:15 a.m., followed by the class until 11:30 a.m. The course is open to all adults and registration is on-site. The cost of the four-part series is $30, or $10 per week.

For more information, call (319) 399-8561.

Thursday Forum schedule:

  • "A Tempestuous Season: The 2008 Financial Crisis and its Aftermath" - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
  • "And That's the Way it Is: Technologies of the 1940s, 50s and Today" - Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 12, 19
  • "First Nations Women" - Jan. 14, 21
  • "My Country 'tis of Thee: Musical Nationalism Around the World" - Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • "Armchair Adventures: Earthwatch Expeditions & Great Destinations" - March 4, 11, 18, 25
  • "Merchants, Migrants & Missionaries: A History of U.S.-East Asia Interaction" - April 1, 8, 15, 22