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Korus Distinguished Lectureship Series at UND: Princeton professor to speak on ‘Child Health as Human Capital’

Janet Currie, professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton, will deliver her lecture virtually on Thursday, Nov. 4

As part of UND’s Korus Distinguished Lectureship Series, Princeton University Professor Janet Currie will speak on the topic of “Child Health as Human Capital” on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. 

Currie, professor of economics and public affairs, will speak on the topic of “Child Health as Human Capital.” Her lecture will be delivered virtually; listeners can join the presentation at 

The Korus Distinguished Lectureship Series is hosted by the Department of Economics and Finance at UND’s Nistler College of Business & Public Administration. 

About Janet Currie

Besides being the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton, Currie is the co-director of both Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences.  

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Society of Labor Economists, and of the Econometric Society.  

She was named one of the top 10 women in Economics by the World Economic Forum in July 2015. She has served as the President of the American Society of Health Economics, the Society of Labor Economics, and the Eastern Economic Association, and as the Vice President of the American Economic Association.  

Currie is a pioneer in the economic analysis of child development. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in health and access to health care, environmental threats to health, the important role of mental health, and the long-run impact of health problems in pregnancy and early childhood. 

About the Korus Distinguished Lectureship Series

The series was established by UND Alumnus Paul Korus. The inaugural event in the series was held in 2018.  

The Korus Distinguished Lectureship Series gives the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration the chance to invite world-renowned economists to campus to speak to students, faculty, alumni, policy makers, and other community members about topics concerning public policy and national discourse. 

About Paul Korus

Paul J. Korus was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Cimarex Energy Co. from 2002 until his retirement in 2015, and held the same positions with its predecessor, Key Production Company, from 1999 through 2002.  

Korus began his oil and gas career in 1982 with Apache Corp., where he held positions in corporate planning, information technology and investor relations. He has more than 35 years of oil and gas industry experience, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Dakota. 

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