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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Robert W. Fogel, Nobel Laureate in Economics, to speak at The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management this week

TUCSON, Ariz. – April 4, 2005 –The Eller College of Management announces that Robert W. Fogel, Nobel Laureate in Economics, will visit The University of Arizona this week to present a lecture entitled “Changes in the Process of Aging.” The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at The University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, Soldwedel Executive Education Center, McClelland Hall 208, 1130 E. Helen Street.

Dr. Fogel’s lecture will focus on changes in the process of aging for three different cohorts over the course of the past two centuries. His principal area of research has focused on explaining the decline in mortality and the changing pattern of aging over the life cycle in the United States. Fogel is currently the Director of the Center for Population Economics at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. Dr. Fogel has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Arthur C. Cole Prize (1968), the Schumpeter Prize (1971), the Bancroft Prize (1975), the Gustavus Myers Prize (1990), and the Nobel Prize in Economic Science (1993). He is the author of over 20 books, is a former president of the American Economic Association, and is a member of many academic societies and academies.

Fogel received his B.A. from Cornell University, his M.A. from Columbia University, and his Ph.D., in Economics, from Johns Hopkins University. He has held faculty positions at the University of Rochester, Cambridge University, and Harvard University. He is currently the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions in the Graduate School of Business, director of the Center for Population Economics, and a member of the Department of Economics and of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1993 (with Douglass C. North).

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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