Business briefs, Sept. 15, 2017


Thursday, September 14, 2017
Berson included in ‘Best Lawyers’

GREENFIELD — Mark I. Berson, a lawyer with a practice in Greenfield, has been named to the 24th edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”

According to a press release, inclusion in “Best Lawyers” is based on a “rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 7.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.” Berson has been included in this publication since 1993.

Krugman, Nobel winner, to speak at UMass

AMHERST — Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for The New York Times, will deliver the annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture at the University of Massachusetts Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the William D. Mullins Center.

The lecture, “What’s the Matter with Economics?” will explain how basic macroeconomics has been a very good guide to world events since the 2008 global financial crisis, and will question why economists seem unwilling to build on the success they have found using its concepts.

The event is free and open to the public, with tickets available now at the Mullins Center box office. Tickets will also be available online at: www.MullinsCenter.com, but convenience fees may apply. Parking for the event will be $10 per vehicle, and will be cash only.

Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as an op-ed columnist. He is also a distinguished professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where he is a fellow at the Stone Center for the Study of Socioeconomic Inequality.

In 2008, Krugman received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade theory.