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April 2, 2012

Fiscal Imbalances: Reflections on the Great Recession and its Aftermath

The J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy is hosting a panel discussion titled "Fiscal Imbalances: Reflections on the Great Recession and its Aftermath," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.

Panelists include Bill Scholl, President of First Security Bancorp and Casey Mulligan, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. The focus of the discussion will be on the banking industry and entitlement spending as it relates to the Great Recession and our nation's debt crisis.

Bill Scholl is the president of First Security Bancorp, a $4.1 billion bank holding company, and Vice Chairman of First Security Bank of Arkansas where he serves on the board of the holding company as well as the bank. Scholl is also a current board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Little Rock Branch).

Casey Mulligan is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. His latest book, Labor Market Distortions: How Redistribution Contracted the Economy, is in production with Oxford University Press.Professor Mulligan has served as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Clemson University, and Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago.

Free and open to the public, this event takes place in Coray Alumni Gym, located at 421 Chase Street in Wheaton. A punch reception will follow the panel discussion. For more information, please call 630.752. 5975 or email hastert.center@wheaton.edu.