The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 21, 2008 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute Hosts Discussion on the Global Financial Crisis and Its Impact on the Canadian Economy

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2008) - The current global financial crisis is testing the very foundations of the world economy and the credit worthiness of governments worldwide. Rooted in the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis, this credit crisis has leapt from one market to another across the globe for more than a year and continues to threaten the global economy.

Join Dr. Mark Mullins, the Fraser Institute's executive director, for a discussion on the current global financial crisis in the context of past international crises during a Fraser Institute luncheon Thursday, October 23. Mullins will discuss the impact of the current crisis on Canadians' savings and job security and the critical role markets and public policy can play.

Prior to joining the Institute in 2003, Mullins served as a chief economist on Bay Street for almost a decade, and closely monitored the 1990s recession and expansion and the 1998 Asian crisis. Mullins has a Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics and specialized in studying the 1987 stock market crash, central bank policy and the history of financial crises from the 17th century on to today.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008

Time: 12:15 pm-1:30 pm
(Mullins will speak from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm, followed by 30 minutes of

Location: Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with offices across Canada and the United States. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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