Global Economy to be Discussed at LINC Luncheon

January 13, 2011

Dr. Patricia (Foley '73) MatthewsDr. Patricia (Foley ’73) Matthews, dean of the Division of Professional Studies at the University of Mount Union, will present “Crystal Ball 2011: Global Economic Prospects” on Tuesday, January 25 at the LINC luncheon held at Mount Union.
Aside from her duties as dean, Matthews is the Nolen A. Cunningham Chair of Business and professor of economics, accounting and business administration, and she oversees the Investment Team.
According to Matthews, the global recovery in 2010 has been characterized by pronounced differences between world economies. Many emerging markets and some developed ones experienced robust recoveries. However, the United States, eurozone and Japan have had less dramatic records.  As a result, policy responses throughout the world have differed significantly, ranging from unprecedented monetary easing to gradual tightening of fiscal and monetary policies. During her presentation, Matthews will answer some of the following questions: What appears to be in store for 2011?   Where will the areas of growth likely be in developed economies? What developing countries will be important players in global economic growth in 2011?
A member of the Mount Union faculty since 1975, Matthews earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and French from Mount Union, a master of arts degree in economics and a doctor of business administration degree, both from Kent State University.
The community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise that exists in Alliance, in light of the University’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge from from university faculty and a chance to interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.
The sessions are open to the public and will run from noon until 1 p.m. The cost of lunch is $10, and will be served in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited.
Additional sessions will be held on February 22 featuring Dr. Donna Michalek, chair of the Department of Engineering, director of mechanical engineering and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Mount Union and on March 22 featuring Dr. James Thoma, associate dean of the University and professor of human performance and sport business.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Lorie Miller, director of community educational outreach at Mount Union at (330) 823-5993 or
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