April 15, 2010
ATLANTA—Georgia State University College of Law's financial literacy lunch series continues on Tuesday, April 20, with a presentation on "The Global Financial Crisis, How Governments Are Coping," by Peter Eisemann and Alfred Mettler, professors of finance in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
The event begins at 11:50 a.m. in Room 170 of the Urban Life Building, with the presentation scheduled to end at 1 p.m. It’s open to all students and faculty in law, business and economics.
Media is also welcome to attend. Lunch will be served.
Eisemann's principal interests are financial management of financial institutions, commercial lending, business valuation, business damages, personal injury and wrongful death damages. He has been a consultant for many law firms and banks. His published research includes work on small-business finance, loan analysis and banking industry financial management.
Mettler joined GSU in 1998. Previously he has held positions at the Swiss Banking Institute (University of Zurich, Switzerland), Thunderbird (the Garvin School of International Management), and at New York University. He has won several teaching awards, including the faculty recognition award for teaching and the students' Crystal Apple award for excellence in teaching at Georgia State University. His research focuses among other things on equity/debt financing of corporations, enterprise risk management applications, and the management of credit risk exposures.
You can watch videos of the previous presentations in this series online at the College of Law website (MyLaw ID login required).
"We're trying to expose law students to enough financial literacy so they're not like deer in the headlights when they hear these terms," Georgia State Law Professor Basil Mattingly said. "This series will help students gain a better understanding of concepts relevant in today's world, give them context in courses they take, and discuss issues beyond the classroom."