"The New Economy"
BC to Host Finance Conference
Greenspan talk, panel discusions highlight March 6 event

By Rosanne Pellegrini
Staff Writer

    The nation's leading financial and economic experts will convene at Robsham Theater during "The Boston College Finance Conference 2000: The New Economy," on Monday, March 6.

    Keynote speakers at the event - which is scheduled to be broadcast live on CNBC - will be Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers.

    The day-long conference is being organized in conjunction with Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) '68, JD '72, and hosted by the Carroll School of Management.

Featured speakers at the conference will include Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt; William Kennard, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; and Frank Zarb, chairman and CEO of the National A ssociation of S ecurities D ealers .

    Included among guest speakers will be Lycos Inc. CEO Robert Davis; Mario Gabelli, chairman of Gabelli Funds; Craig McCaw, founder of NEXTLINK, Nextel and Teledesic; and David Wetherell, chairman, CEO and president of CMGI.

    The conference also will include panel presentations with prominent executives and other experts, who will address some of the most compelling current economic topics. Among the panel moderators will be Tyler Mathisen of CNBC.

Alan Greenspan speaking at the 1994 Boston College finance conference. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

    The event will mark the third major economic conference sponsored by the University in recent years. In September of 1994, "The Boston College Conference on Financial Markets and the Economy" featured appearances by Greenspan and Robert E. Rubin , then the assistant to the President for Economy Policy .

    In June of 1996, Secretary of Labor Robert Reich was one of three cabinet members who addressed "The Boston College Conference on Prospects for a Global Economy." That event assembled leading executives, government officials, journalists and scholars to discuss downsizing, corporate responsibility, free trade and other issues affecting America's financial outlook. Rubin , who was then Secretary of the Treasury, and White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Joseph Stiglitz Jr. were the other cabinet members who spoke at the conference.

    "Once again, Congressman Markey has assisted his alma mater in organizing what many have called, 'the most significant financial gathering in the United States this year-the Boston College Finance Conference,'" said Senior Vice President James P. McIntyre, who is leading organizational efforts for the conference. "We are thrilled with the confirmed keynoters and speakers, including Alan Greenspan, Larry Summers, Arthur Levitt and Bill Kennard, among others, and we are also delighted with the positive response we have received from the national business community. It should be a great day for the Carroll School of Management and for Boston College."

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