"The Dollar and Global Investment"

 Date Thursday, 7 July 2011
 Time 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm (Guests to be seated by 11:50 am)
 Venue Casuarina, Lobby Level
Shangri-La Hotel
Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
 Admission By invitation only
 Dress Code Shirt & Tie (Gentlemen) / Office Attire (Ladies)

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The dollar has fallen 7 percent in the past year, and 37 percent in the past decade when measured on a real, trade-weighted basis. Will the dollar continue to decline? How will the behaviour of the dollar affect the global economy and markets?


About the Speaker

Martin Feldstein is the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as President and CEO of the NBER from 1977-82 and 1984-2008. He continues as a Research Associate of the NBER. The NBER is a private, nonprofit research organisation that has specialized for more than 80 years in producing nonpartisan studies of the American economy.

From 1982 through 1984, Martin Feldstein was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and President Reagan's chief economic adviser. He served as President of the American Economic Association in 2004. In 2006, President Bush appointed him to be a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. In 2009, President Obama appointed him to be a member of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Dr. Feldstein is a member of the American Philosophical Society, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a Fellow of the National Association of Business Economics. He is a Trustee of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Group of 30, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Council of Academic Advisors of the American Enterprise Institute.

Dr. Feldstein has received honorary doctorates from several universities and is an Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. In 1977, he received the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association, a prize awarded every two years to the economist under the age of 40 who is judged to have made the greatest contribution to economic science. He is the author of more than 300 research articles in economics.

Dr. Feldstein has been a director of several public corporations and is currently a director of Eli Lilly. He is also an economic adviser to several businesses and government organisations in the United States and abroad. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and other publications.

Martin Feldstein is a graduate of Harvard College and Oxford University. He was born in New York City in 1939. His wife, Kathleen, is also an economist. The Feldsteins have two married daughters.

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