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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

John B. Shoven — Stanford University Economics Professor and expert on Social Security — to speak as the 2005 Fathauer lecturer at The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management

TUCSON, Ariz. – January 26, 2005 – The Eller College of Management is pleased to announce that John Shoven, economist and professor at Stanford University, will speak at this year’s Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy. The lecture is free and will take place on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. at The University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, Berger Auditorium, McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen Street.

Dr. Shoven will speak on the subject of “Restoring Social Security’s Solvency: Plans that Work.” Shoven’s several books on Social Security have received acclaim and have influenced the debate underway in the country about how to restructure the Social Security system and assure its solvency.

Ken Smith, interim dean of the Eller College of Management, commented, “With sky-rocketing federal budget deficits and eroding Social Security funds, Shoven’s talk will surely provide insight on the issues of saving patterns and potential solutions to these challenges. We are pleased to bring another high-caliber economist to the College to speak to the community on this timely and critical topic.”

About John Shoven, Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Dr. John Shoven is the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. In the past, Shoven has helped lead Stanford as Chairman of the Economics Department and as Dean of the School of Humanities and Science.

In addition, Shoven is the Buzz and Barbara McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995. He served as a consultant for the U.S. Treasury Department from 1975 to 1988 and has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, London School of Economics, Kyoto University, and Monash University.

An expert on corporate and personal taxation, Social Security, and saving in the U.S. economy, Shoven has authored more than one hundred professional articles, some eighteen books, and numerous book chapters. His current research explores asset allocation, the effects of taxes on the relative performance of mutual funds, the long-run future of pension fund saving, and public policy toward pensions. His recent books include The Real Deal: The History and Future of Social Security (1999) and Private Pensions and Public Policies (2004).

Shoven earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1973 and has a B.A. in physics from University of California, San Diego.

The Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy was established in 1982 and generously endowed in 1996 by Isabel and Walter Fathauer, who were deeply interested in political, economic, and social issues. More than 200 students, business professionals, and community leaders attend this free public event each year to hear internationally-known scholars. Past Fathauer lecturers have included Nobel Prize winners Gary S. Becker, James M. Buchanan, and George J. Stigler, and renowned professors James Q. Wilson, Caroline M. Hoxby, and Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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