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URI graduate to discuss Nobel laureates’ analyses of time spent by buyers, sellers to connect, Nov. 22

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

Discussion to focus on labor, housing markets

KINGSTON, R.I. – November 15, 2010 – Simona Trandafir, who earned her doctorate from the University of Rhode Island, will discuss the behaviors of buyers and sellers in relation to labor and housing markets at a public forum Monday, Nov. 22.

Titled “The Nobel Prize in Economics,” the talk will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Coastal Institute, 1 Greenhouse Road, Weaver Auditorium, Room 100. The talk is free and open to the public.

Trandafir earned a Ph.D. in environmental and natural resource economics at URI in 2008. Her dissertation, titled "A strategic model of price and investment competition among container ports," was named "The Best 2008-2009 URI Transportation Dissertation."

Sponsors are URI’s Department of Economics, Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. For further information, call 401-874-9195.