Save the Date! The departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics are sponsoring a Legacy Lecture by Dr. David Fischer.

Dr. Fischer¬†returns to CSU on the eve of Homecoming to discuss the ways economics has changed over the years. The title of his presentation is: “Toward a Trans-Disciplinary Economics: A 40-year Sojurn.” The lecture will be on Thursday October 12th at 3:30pm in Clark A204. An award ceremony will follow outside of Clark B316. All are welcome to attend!

Fischer is a retired university professor who has lived and worked in nine countries. He began his studies at Trinity University in San Antonio and then served in the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. After being discharged he earned his masters degree at Michigan State in resource development and his doctorate in resource economics at CSU. Fischer is CSU’s College of Liberal Arts first PhD graduate! He went on to work at the University of Rhode Island on wetland issues and later at the University of Waterloo in Canada where he worked on environmental assessment and Arctic development issues. He worked at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, and completed three major studies there involving Russia, Japan and the North Sea. He moved to Norway to complete two books on North Sea oil impacts and then relocated to the U.S. at U. of West Florida where he completed two major projects on sandy beach access and beach erosion hazard. He then relocated to California State University, Long Beach, where he worked on ocean hard mineral development, oil spills, and storm hazard issues. While there he began working part-time at the University of Baja California in the Marine Sciences Faculty. Both at CSULB and UABC he received distinguished service awards in teaching and research. He worked in Sweden at the Institute for Futures Studies on energy planning and continued that work in Mexico. Over his career he saw nine books and 90 scientific articles published.

We are honored to have Dr. Fischer as our esteemed guest.