Transatlantic Crisis: Sinking or Sailing?

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Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Location: The Study Hotel in New Haven

Keynote Speakers:


Stéphan Alamowitch (Head of Banking and Finance, Olswang)

Mr. Stéphan Alamowitch heads the Banking and Finance Group in Paris. He has more than 20 years of experience advising on complex financial transactions and international projects, mainly in Europe and sometimes in the emerging markets of Africa. His practice is primarily focused on banking and structured finance, including asset finance, securitisations or acquisition finance for French and international arrangers and for large French corporations, as well as as entertainment and technology finance. He is significantly involved in transactions on the debt financial markets (EMTN, US private placements for French issuers) and in the financings granted by non financial institutions, such debt funds or private investors. He represents several asset managers.

Gregory Fuller (Lecturer in International Political Economics, American University)

Mr. Gregory Fuller is a Professorial Lecturer in the International Economic Relations program at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). He specializes in international political economy, comparative politics, and European studies and teaches courses on International Political Economy and International Economics at SIS and at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies. His research focuses on financial deregulation, European macroeconomic governance, and transatlantic economic relations.


Howard Forman (Director of MD/MBA Program, Yale University)

Dr. Howard Forman is a health services researcher focusing on diagnostic radiology, health policy, and healthcare leadership. Professor Forman directs the healthcare management program in the Yale School of Public Health and teaches healthcare economics in the Yale College Economics Department. He is the faculty founder and director of the MD/MBA program between Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management as well as the co-director of the School of Management’s MBA for Executives Program. As a practicing emergency/trauma radiologist, he is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and contracting. He has worked in the U.S. Senate, as a health policy fellow, on Medicare legislation.


Samuel Kortum (Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics, Yale University)

Dr. Samuel Kortum is the Director of Undergraduate Studies of Economics at Yale University. His work specializes in international economics, macroeconomics, and industrial organization. Before joining the Yale faculty in 2012, Dr. Kortum was a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago (2006-2012) and a Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota (2004-2006). Dr. Kortum has also been working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as a Consultant since 2008.