"Wall Street on the Prairie"
Date: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Museum of American Finance
Reception for alumni and friends to follow.
Tickets are free. Open to the public. Space is limited.
Please RSVP by Friday, March 8.
Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and director of the Thomas Willing
Institute at Augustana, will discuss the financial impact of Citibank's move to Sioux
Falls, S.D., in the early 1980s. Immediately following his presentation, alumni and friends of the College are invited stay for a special reception.
Dr. Robert E. Wright received his BA in history from Buffalo State College
in 1990, his MA in history from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1994,
and his PhD from SUNY at Buffalo in 1997. Before coming to Augustana, Dr. Wright
served as Clinical Associate Professor of Economics at the Stern School of
Business, New York University. He was also a guest curator for the Museum of
American Finance. Dr. Wright has written for Barron's, The
Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes.com, and other prominent
publications. He has appeared on National Public Radio, C-SPAN, and BBC, as well
as several South Dakota stations.
Dr. Wright has authored or co-authored more than 10 books, including "One
Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson and the History of What We Owe" (New
York: McGraw-Hill, 2008), "Financial Founding Fathers" (Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 2006), and "Fubarnomics: A Lighthearted, Serious Look at
America's Economic Ills" (Prometheus, 2010).
Tickets are free. Open to the public. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, March 8.