Baas lectures in Austria

By Staff

Pictured, from left: Johannes Haid, CEO Hypo Tirol Bank; Roy Franc Baas; Johannes Ortner, CEO Raiffeisenbank Tirol; and Oswald Wokenstein, head of WKO’s Department of Industry, Banking and Finance.

Roy Franc Baas, senior instructor in Leeds Finance Division, CU Boulder, recently delivered a lecture to the Wirtshaftskammer Tirol’s (aka WKO, Chamber of Commerce) banking and finance executives, including several Austrian bank presidents and senior officers. His topic, Negative Interest Rates: New Tool of Central Banks and Its Effects on Money and Capital Markets, was well-received at the July 28 event and generated extended Q&A, followed by a reception hosted by the WKO. Baas also is a longtime adjunct professor of economics and finance with the University of New Orleans-Innsbruck (Austria) International Summer School.

Among the 35 attendees were Dr. Ann Edward, UNO Anthropology professor; and Dr. Barbara Cooper, University of Georgia Foreign Languages professor; and Mag. Stefan Garbislander, Senior Manager of WKO programs.