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IPED Fall 2021 Lecture Series: Convergence and the Rich-Poor Divide

Thursday, December 9, 2021
4 – 5 p.m.
Rose Hill, Dealy Hall, E-530
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
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Will poor countries eventually catch up to rich countries in income? Come hear prevailing theories on this issue and learn about the realities of trying to bridge the wealth gap.

Giacomo Santangelo, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, as well as the director of the International Political Economy Program (IPED) at Fordham University. He is an economist with training in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis with more than 20 years of teaching experience at various universities in the New York City area. Courses taught include Statistics and Statistical Decision-Making, Applied Econometrics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Financial Economics, Money and Banking, Corporate Finance, Public Finance, Comparative Economic Systems, Economics at the Movies, and Sports Economics.

About the Speaker
He earned his Ph.D. and Master of Arts in economics from Fordham University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in economics from Seton Hall University. A frequent media contributor, Santangelo has been seen on NBC, CBS, and Fox News, as well as in U.S. News and World Report, Forbes,, and Fortune. In 2016, he gave a TED talk on the unifying theory of all Disney animated films, and in 2020 he published Macroeconomics: Big Things Have Small Beginnings, a macroeconomics textbook geared toward the Global Business Honors class he teaches at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham. Santangelo’s research focuses on international economic growth, trade, and development.

This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.