Weekly Advisory: January 7, 2013

UIC Experts

Fiscal Cliff Deal: The “fiscal-cliff” deal that was passed will do little to fix the anemic recovery of the U.S. economy, says Lawrence Officer, UIC professor of economics. “This is just kicking the problem down the road,” says Officer, who specializes in international economics and economic history. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu

True Fiscal Cliff: For most households, the last-minute “fiscal-cliff” deal didn’t deal with the big problem: sequestration, or across-the-board budget reductions, tied to the debt limit. “That’s the true fiscal cliff,” says Marcus Casey, UIC assistant professor of economics. “If there is a long, protracted fight over that, it will certainly affect economic growth, and thus, job growth.” Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu

UIC Events

A complete listing of UIC events is online

Jan. 18-March 9: “Observer Effect.” Exhibit examines how artwork incorporates processes akin to the scientific method to examine phenomena. Curated by Carrie Gundersdorf and Lorelei Stewart. Exhibit hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m. Saturday. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Call (312) 996-6114.

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