UNH's Whittemore School Economics Seminar Explores Impact of Financial Innovation on Monetary Policy

Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations

October 30, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. -Róisín O'Sullivan, assistant professor economics at Smith College, is the featured speaker at the Nov. 7 Economics Seminar sponsored by the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics.

O'Sullivan presents her research “Assessing the Impact of Financial Innovation on Monetary Policy: An Empirical Approach,” Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 from 2:10 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 318 McConnell Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Visitor parking at UNH is located just off Route 155A on Mast Road; a free shuttle bus service is available to campus locations from the visitor center.

O'Sullivan will discuss how the high rate of innovation in the U.S. financial sector over three decades, that includes new financial instruments and changes in the role and scope of financial institutions, may affect the impact of monetary policy actions on the economy.

The Economics Seminar series is a weekly event of the Whittemore School's graduate degree program in economics that highlights the research of the school's faculty, graduate students and visiting academics.

For more information about the seminars, contact Karen Conway, coordinator of graduate studies and associate professor of economics, at 862-3386 or ksconway@cisunix.unh.edu.

Advance copies of O'Sullivan's paper are available by calling Sinthy Kounlasa at 862-3457 or sending an email to: sinthy.kounlasa@unh.edu.