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U-M experts available to discuss Italy's political, financial crisis

ADVISORY

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—University of Michigan experts are available to discuss Italy's ongoing financial crisis and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's pledge to resign.

They include:

Dario Gaggio, associate professor of history, researches modern Europe, political economy, modern Italy and the history of technology. He is affiliated with U-M's Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. He can be reached at (734) 730-0332 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about Gaggio: http://www.ii.umich.edu/ces-euc/aboutus/people/faculty/ci.gaggiodario_ci.detail

Paolo Pasquariello, associate professor of finance at the Ross School of Business, has professional experience as a portfolio manager in Italy, as a fixed income analyst for Goldman Sachs and as a foreign exchange analyst for J.P. Morgan. In recent studies, he has examined strategic trading in stock and bond markets as well as financial crises and contagion. Pasquariello can be interviewed in English or Italian. He can be reached at (734) 764-9286 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about Pasquariello: http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyBios/FacultyBio.asp?id=000637132

Kathryn Dominguez, professor of public policy and economics at the Ford School of Public Policy, researches topics in international financial markets and macroeconomics. She has worked as a research consultant for US AID, the Federal Reserve System, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. She can be reached at (734) 764-9498 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about Dominguez: http://fordschool.umich.edu/faculty/Kathryn_Dominguez

Michael Barr, a professor of law at the Law School and a former assistant treasury secretary for financial institutions, studies international finance and transnational law. He can be reached at 734-936-2878 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More information about Professor Barr is available at http://web.law.umich.edu/_facultyBioPage/facultybiopagenew.asp?ID=125 or http://www.law.umich.edu/facultyhome/michaelbarr/Pages/contactinformation.aspx.

Daniel Halberstam, the Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law at the Law School and one of the founding directors of U-M's European Union Center, can discuss the impact of the crisis on the EU. He can be reached at 734-647-7352. More information about Professor Halberstam is available at http://web.law.umich.edu/_facultyBioPage/facultybiopagenew.asp?ID=1.