Harvard visiting lecturer highlights 34th annual Friedman Lecture

Dr. Maxim Boycko to speak at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 4th, at Marietta College

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MARIETTA, OHIO (02/13/2018) Dr. Maxim Boycko, visiting lecturer at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, will deliver the 34th annual Milton Friedman Lecture at Marietta College.

Boycko's talk begins at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 4th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.

Boycko, who has taught economics at Moscow State University and has had research affiliations with National Bureau of Economic Research and Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia, is expected to discuss "Russia's Escape from Communism."

He is a member and the founding chairman of the Board of The New Economic School, leading Russian private graduate school in economics. Boycko has a broad range of experience working with the Russian government, nonprofits and business. During President Yeltsin's second term he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Chief of Staff.

Boycko played a principal role in the design and implementation of the Russian voucher privatization program in 1992-94 and macroeconomic stabilization program in 1995. In 1998-2010 he was a partner at Video International, Russia's largest private media and advertising group. Boycko received a Ph.D. in economics in 1986 from the Institute for World Economy and International Relations, Russia and a Master of Arts in applied mathematics in 1982 from the Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology.

Boycko is also scheduled to speak at the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley at noon, Monday, March 8th, at the Marietta Country Club. He will speak about "Russia: The Economic and Political Outlook."

The Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley is a non-partisan non-political educational organization that formed in 1982 as a result of collaboration between the Business and Economics Department at Marietta College and a group of business, civic and educational leaders. The object of the Economic Roundtable is to promote an interest in and to enlighten its members and others in the community on important governmental, economic, and social issues. Since its inception, the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley has presented the Ohio Valley with more than 160 distinguished speakers who have enlightened and informed ERT members with their fascinating discussion on a broad scope of governmental, economic and social issues.

The ERT's speaker series is open to its members only. The ERT's membership is open to all interested individuals at $35 a year. To join ERT, please contact Greg Delemeester at delemeeg@marietta.edu or call him at (740) 376-4630. You may find more information on the ERT at economicroundtable.org.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.